"Monte La Parte" Amarone D.O.C della Valpolicella 2009
Amarone DOC della Valpolicella
Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Grape varieties|Corvina 40%, Corvinone 25%, Rondinella 30%, Oseleta, Molinara e Croatina 5%, only own grapes, hand selected from Cru Monte La Parte.
Soil type|calcareous, tuffeau
Vinification|A rigorous selection identify the best bunches and are stored in fruttaio (Dryining room).
The drying process, all natural without the use of air conditioning system, lasts longer than 3 months with a weight loss of up to 35%. After a cold maceration of 15 days, the slow fermentation lasting at least a month takes place in stainless steel thanks with controlled temperatures never exceeding 20°C.
The soft remontage and delestage tecnique allows the maximum extracion of polyphenolic compounds.
Aging| The wine is refined in 30 hl French oak barrels for at least 5 years.
After this, the wine is transferred to stainless steel tanks for an extra few month before bottling.
Spend and extra year in bottle before being released.
Food pairings|Wine of great structure, it will be a good combination with red meat and game dishes.
Excellent with Salame or matured or semi-matured cheeses.
Wine tasting Colour|Red ruby colour with shades of orange.
Bouquet|Nose reveals notes of ripe fruit such as black cherry, raspberry and plum with hints of mint and eucalyptus.
Palate|Full bodied, well structured with elegant tannins, fruity notes of red berries combined with liquorice and tobacco.
Dense, complex and an ever persistent after taste.
Analytical data|Alcohol:15.5% vol., Residual sugar:6.0 g/l, Total acidity:6.00 g/l, pH:3.47, Dry extract:32.5 g/l.