CLASSIFICATION. Dry Red Wine D.O.C.G..
GRAPES. Corvina Veronese, Corvinone and Rondinella.
PRODUCTION PROCESS. Amarone is a typically rich dry wine made from
partially-dried grapes of Corvina Veronese, Corvinone and Rondinella. The
grapes are harvested manually directly into small boxes where they dry for a
period of 3 - 4 months. The appassimento method is unique to this wine and the
process results in a very concentrated, raisiny full-bodied wine with low acidity.
After a slow fermentation the wine undergoes the malolactic fermentation
before being aged in small barrels for an additional 12 - 18 months.
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.
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.