Bellini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2010
Amarone della Valpolicella DOC Classico
Region: Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto
Total Acidity: 5.95
Residual Sugar: 7.2 g/l
Dry Extract: 33 g/l.
Vineyards: Selected hillside vineyards, in Marano di Valpolicella Valley, planted in calcareous soil at 200-350 mt o.s.l.
Vinification: Soft pressing of the grapes in December/January, followed by a 30-days maceration on the skins.
Grapes: Corvina Veronese and Corninone Veronese 65% Rondinella 35%. Bunches are hand picked and rigorously selected at the end of September.
Drying Process: Traditional natural drying of the grapes starting at the end of September for 90-100 days with a natural loose of 35-40% of the weight
Ageing: 60% of the wine is refined for 24 months in big Oak barrels, and 40% of the wine is refined for 18 months in new French barriques from Allier oak, then 6 months in the bottle.
Intense ruby red color with violet edge. Warm, spicy, powerful bouquet with intense aromas of cherry, bitter almond and vanilla. Full, rich, velvety flavor.
Traditionally served with game, braised meats and fully mature cheese. Generally considered a wine for meditation it is great after-dinner. Recommended drinking temperature 17-18’C
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