Amarone della Valpolicella DOC

Corte Sant' Alda

Pronunciation
am-ah-ROAN-eh valpaul-ee-CHELL-ah
Year
2009
Type
Red
Winery
Corte Sant' Alda
Region
Veneto
Oenologist
Marinella Camerani

Overview

Marinella's Amarone ranks with a handful of top producers and is a must for the Amarone lover to cellar. The varietal most suited to drying is without doubt Corvina and this is due to its thick skin. Molinara and Rondinella in small quantities are also indispensable to the blend. The grapes are selected from the vineyards on the estate where nature is least generous and where one finds vines with small, loosely packed bunches that are packed full of magic.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Corvina 30%, Rondinella 30%, and Corvina Grossa 40%
Vinification
Grapes are soft pressed and vinified in truncated oak casks using special yeasts. Frequent manual punching down of the cap. Fermentation in barrique.
Aging
Matured in French barrels for 3 years.
Alcohol
15%
| Appearance
Deep red.
| Aroma
Aromas of dark cherry and spice with notes of vanilla and light toast from the barrel conditioning.
| Taste
A full and round balanced wine showing elegance and fine structure. Not raisiny but expressive of dark red fruit.
| Serving Suggestions
Majestically powerful wine that is a perfect match for game and strongly flavoured meat dishes. Beef braised in Amarone and mature cows milk cheeses

Amarone della Valpolicella DOC

Suggested Retail:
$107.00
CSPC#:
702828
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker -91 points

The 2004 Amarone della Valpolicella is a sumptuous, richly-textured wine imbued with notable classe in its layers of ripe dark fruit. Despite its depth and richness, the wine shows notable clarity. The style is quite concentrated but the level of sweetness is restrained. Pretty notes of cocoa, espresso and tobacco linger on the long finish. Anticipated Maturity: 2008-2014