Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2010
Denominazione Di Origine Controllata E Garantita (DOCG)
An Italian red wine. It is rich, ripe, raisiny and full bodied, with very little acid.
This is made from partially dried grapes; Corvina (40-70%), Rondinella (20-40%) and Molinara (5-25%). ‘Amarone’ means “the Great Bitter”, which helped distinguish the wine from the local ‘Recioto’ , which is sweeter.
Unlike wines which exploit the ‘noble rot’, the production of Amarone retains the quality of the grape skin, which contributes much to the tannins, colour and flavour of the wine. The grapes are now allowed to bunch too close together and a flow of air is maintained around them to prevent the onset of moulds etc.
The grapes are harvested in the first two weeks of October. Traditionally, the grapes are allowed to dry on straw mats. The process is called appassimento or rasinate in Italian, which means to dry and shrivel. This concentrates the juices within the grape.
15.5% Prodotto in Italia