2015 Alpha Zeta, Amarone Della Valpolicella

£36.85

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Description

85% Corvina/Corvinone
15% Rondinella

This Amarone is deep and intense on the nose with aromas of dried cherries and blueberries and notes of spiced autumn fruit compote. On the palate it is powerful, with a lovely balance of ripe tannins and spiced, concentrated savoury cherry fruit character. A touch of woodsmoke completes the long finish.

 

Made in the appassimento method. Selected grapes are picked in mid September and left to dry in specially ventilated rooms until the end of January. During this time the grapes lose about 40% of their natural weight. The grapes are then fermented and macerated with daily pumping over. This Amarone was matured in oak (a mixture of large ‘botti’ and French oak barriques) for 18 months before bottling.

An intense and elegant wine!

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