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Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto 2011

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Founded 1857 in the village of Quinto di Valpantena, north of Verona with now over 200Ha under vine. They marry the great traditions of Veneto winemaking with a modern approach. Their first Amarone vintage was in 1958.

A blend of 80% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella Fruit is grown in the production areas of Valpolicella Classica, Tenuta Novare and Arbizzano di Negrar on calcareous and basaltic soils.

Traditional Amarone methods used. Left to dry on arèle (traditional bamboo cane racks) for 120 days. Crushing follows in the first days of January. Fermentation in concrete vats. Ageing for 6-7 years in 60-hl Slavonian oak barrels.

The wine shows an intense red colour, with garnet nuances. Typical notes of plum, cherry and morello cherry on the nose, with underlying markers of nuts, tea leaves, liquorice and spices. On the palate red berry fruit, softened by velvety notes of vanilla in perfect balance with the acidity and tannic notes.

Pair with red meat, game and mature cheese.

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