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Amarone della Valpolicella
“Zovo” Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Convinone (40%), Corvina (40%), Rondinella (20%)
Very bright, deep garnet red.
Particularly complex, warm aroma, fine and elegant, manly developing scents of red fruit jam (sweet and sour cherry), with clear super-ripeness.
Aftertaste with notes of tobacco and herbs. Warm mouthfeel, balanced body and acidity, particularly pleasant despite its velvety, close-knitted, embracing tannic structure. Very strong nose-palate persistence with clear nose.
third week of September
Perfect with brazed meat, stracotto, typical pastisada de caval, grilled red meat, boar and venison.
Characteristics of the Production Area
The vineyards are located Quinzano (to the north of Verona)
More than 6000 plants/Ha
Very clayey, not deep and over Eocene limestone bedrock of sea origin.
Yield per hectare
Vinification and Aging
The grapes are carefully arranged next to each in
small boxes where there are left to raisin in a special,
ventilatd room (called a “fruttaio”). After approximately
100 days once an adequate level of raisining has been
obtained, the grapes are selected once again and crushed. Vinification starts with fermentation, followed by maceration for a total of 21 days with punching-down and pumping- over until the sugar content is partially exhausted.
After racking, the wine is transferred into French vats. This is following by aging for 28-30 months in total and bottling. Bottles are stacked for at least 18-20 months
in a horizontal position before being put on the market.
16°-18°C and expose to air in a suitable glass to allow its aroma to evolve for a few minutes.