An austere and majestic cru, the prototype of Amarone, it draws its unique and instantly identifiable style from the eponymous vineyard, with its ideal Vineyard orientation and all-important altitude.
Friable hummus-rich limestone feeds the vines and gives them great personality. The grapes concentrate their aromas during the natural drying process in the drying lofts during the cold winter months. The noble austerity found in this wine is mitigated by soft tannins and velvety elegance.
Grape varieties: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara.
|Look||opaque ruby red with burnished refl ections.|
|Nose||powerful aromas of cherries preserved in spirit and plums.|
|Palate||majestic, with tastes of marasca cherries and blueberries. Complex aftertaste with surprising length.|
Exposure: NE-SW, following the contours of the hills.
Height: 350-415 metres a.s.l.
Terrain: Terraces are supported by dry stone walls (“marogne”). Loose soil on eocenic marl.
Serving temperature: 18° C
Alcoholic content: 16% vol.
Storage life: 15-20 years