CLASSIFICATION. Dry Red Wine D.O.C.G.Organic wine.
GRAPES. Corvina Veronese, Corvinone and Rondinella.
PRODUCTION PROCESS. The Amarone is a noble wine produced from just
the best bunches, collected by hand and placed in small trays for 3 to 4 months to
go through the process of the so called "appassimento", withering or drying of the
grapes. This process concentrates the sugar content from 25% to 30% and enables
other natural chemical processes to take place inside the drying berries. The
dried grapes are then turned into thick must composed by the skin and the juice
and fermented slowly for about 15 to 20 days. The wine is then separated and
placed in stainless steel tanks, where the malolactic fermentation is completed.
After this process the wine is then placed in small oak barrels to mature for 12 to
18 months. The grapes are grown in accordance with the principles of organic
farming. The vinification process is similar to the conventional; however, the
outcome is a wine with a reduced content of sulphur. The name of the organic
wine range "La casa di Roberta" was inspired by the owner, Roberta, house is drawn on the lables.
TOTAL ALCOHOL CONTENT. 15%.
TOTAL ACIDITY, IN TARTARIC ACID. 5.9 grams per liter.
SHELF LIFE. If the wine is stored properly at a constant temperature around
15 °C, in horizontal position in absence of light, it will be preserved perfectly for
8 to 12 years.
COLOR. Intense, deep garnet red.
NOSE. Spicy of plum and cherry with a hint of raspberry.
TASTE. Soft, velvety, full bodied with a slight aromatic lingering aftertaste of cocoa and spiciness.
SERVE. Decantation at least an hour before serving, ideally served in large,
FOOD MATCHING. Excellent with most red and grilled meat, game or with
hard texture mature cheese.