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2011 Amarone Classico DOC, Bertani
Red, Richly Textured and Full-Bodied
280 in stock
Tasting Note: Silky Amarone, the rich, textured dry red of the Veneto, like a savoury port, with flavours of prunes and Morello cherries and a heady bouquet of nuts, tobacco, dried flowers and sweet spices.
Food Matching: Roasted Lambs and vegetables with wild herbs, slow cooked stews or pure dark chocolate.
Vineyard: Grape varieties and vineyards: 80% Corvina Veronese and 20% Rondinella. The vines are vertical-trellised and Guyot trained, with a planting density of 5000 vines/ha. Production area: The grapes come from the Tenuta Novare vineyards at Arbizzano di Negrar, in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area, with calcareous-marl soils, devoted exclusively to the production of Amarone.
Vinification: The harvest is done by hand in the second week of September. After careful bunch selection, the grapes are taken to the drying rooms and laid in a single layer on bamboo racks. They remain here for about 120 days to gain better concentration, favouring the development of a rich aromatic profile. In mid-January the grapes are destemmed and crushed. Maceration at 4-5°C for about 20 days, then a slow fermentation starts – about 30 days in concrete vats at a maximum temperature of 18°C. Ageing: Amarone Classico Bertani ages in Slavonian oak barrels, with an average capacity of 60 hl, for about six years. Then it matures in the bottle for at least 12 months.