AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG
Category: Northern Italy |
| Winery: Carra – Valpolicella
GRAPE: 70% Corvina (of which 30% Corvinone), 20% Rondinella,
5% Oseletta, 5% Molinara
CITY: Mezzane di Sotto (in Verona county)
SOIL: Clay, limestone. 492 feet above sea level
COLOR: Deep ruby-red with bright highlights
NOSE: Intense, ample with scents of dry fruit, citrus zest and spices. Reveals tobacco, Mediterranean herbs.
TASTE: Velvet, warm and full on the palate with a lingering excellent finish and soft tannins
Valpolicella is called the “Valley that Flies” because every grape variety we grow in the valley carries the name of a bird: Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta, Dindarella. That is why our Carra Amarone has wings to fly!
Amarone is the masterpiece wine resulted from the process that takes the name of “APPASSIMENTO”. After a gentle hand pick harvest, the grapes are dried for three/four months on straw mats to let the water evaporate thus concentrate the sugar content and the aromas of the grape itself. Once pressed the juice ferments on the skins very slowly for about 40 days with frequent pump over to extract flavors and color. After fermentation the wine ages in big Slovenian oak barrels for about 2 years, then we allow the wine to rest in the bottle for another year before we release it. Excellent with roasted meat, game, steaks and aged cheeses it changes the dinner into a special
Great also after dinner as wine for meditation with a good cigar in good company!!!