Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2013
This nectar is a blend of Corvina (70%) and Rondinella (30%) from vineyards located between 180 and 250m asl. The grapes are manually harvested in the second half and left in the drying room for four months, where they lost 40% of their weight. Only at mid-January, they are crushed. The divine nectar ages for five months in stainless steel tanks, next 15 months in oak (50% large Slavonian casks, and 50% French barriques at second passage) and eventually other six months of bottle refining. Salute!
The wine has a garnet color. The intensity is medium. There are traces of deposit.
The aroma intensity is pronounced. The aromatic palette is characterized by notes of cooked black fruits, especially plum, and fruits preserved in alcohol. A sprinkle of pepper gives a touch of vivacity. The secondary aromas include cloves and toast, while the tertiaries remember the dried cranberry, meat, dark chocolate, dried flowers, coffee and tobacco.
In the mouth, the wine is dry with high level of acidity. The tannins are medium. The alcohol is high (i.e. 15%) and it gives a nice heatwave. The flavor intensity is pronounced, with hints of cooked fruits, spices, tobacco, coffee, sour cherry preserved in alcohol. The lasting is long.
Tasting this nectar is like going to your grandmother’s house and remaining struck by the unique perfume of her place. The aromatic bouquet is complex and intense, but it is just a reminiscent of the good old days. In the glass, we find a lot of cooked fruits, sour cherry preserved in alcohol, spices, dried flowers, coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco….. but they don’t really tease our senses, they seem to have run down. If you have in your cellar, drink it now.