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Primary Notes: Plum Cherry, Berries Liquorice, Pepper
Secondary Notes: Vanilla, Chocolate
Tertiary Notes: Prune, RaisinsAlmond nuts
Acidity: Medium -
Tannin: Medium -
Alcohol (%): 15.5
Origin & Awards
Origin: Veneto, Italy
Maker: Fratelli Degani
Fermentation: Heavy Wood
Decanting: 2 hours
Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 18–20 degrees
Asian Food Pairing: Lu Rou Fan, Lamb Rogan Josh
Western Food Pairing: Braised beef shin, Steak pasta
Degani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico La Rosta 2018
Degani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico La Rosta has a noble character. Intense garnet red colour. Clear and fresh nose of berries, prunes, vanilla and liquorice. Rich, full-bodied and firm. The palate is well-structured, beautifully balanced with soft tannins and offers a velvety mouthfeel. Ripe plum and cherry flavours with notes of raisins, chocolate, almond nuts, liquorice and pepper spice.
40% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 25% Corvinone and 5% Altre. The fruit comes from Fratelli Degani's vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico region. From harvesting to winemaking and bottling, everything at Degani is done in accordance with traditional methods and a simple ideology. The wines perfectly reflect their world-class terroir and winemaking skills.
The best bunches are hand picked and then laid flat in special wooden boxes for a 3/4-month drying process. Thanks to this, the grapes increase their sugar concentration by 25–30%. In January the grapes are crushed and then the fermentation starts. After 25–30 days the must is transferred into stainless steel tanks. Once malolactic fermentation is complete, the wine matures in barriques (special barrels) for 24–36 months and then refines in bottles for several months.
Ageing potential: Cellar for 15–18 years.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 94 POINTSWinechannel Best Italian wine selection 2021 - GOLD