Odino Vaona Amarone della Valpolicella Paverno DOCG 2017

All too drinkable and pleasant
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Primary Notes: Cherry Leather

Secondary Notes: Chocolate

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Full

Dryness: Neutral

Acidity: Medium -

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%): 15.5

Origin: Veneto, Italy

Maker: Vaona Odino

Grape: Corvina

Fermentation: Heavy Wood


Decanting: 2 hours

Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 18–20 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Mutton soup, Lamb curry, Galbi-jjim

Western Food Pairing: Slow-cooked game stew, steak, mature cheeses


Odino Vaona Amarone della Valpolicella Paverno DOCG 2017

Odino Vaona Amarone della Valpolicella Paverno DOCG is incredible value for money. Burgundy red colour. Opens with an intense bouquet characterised by cherries and spice. A well-balanced and powerful wine with an elegant tannic structure. Warm and intense flavours of rich cherries, chocolate and leather spice. Closes in a pleasant finish that makes this wine all too drinkable.

40% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 25% Rondinella and 55 Molinara. The fruit comes from vines with an average age of 25 years. The vines grow in vineyards owned by the Vaona family, located in the hills of the Classic Valpolicella area, at an altitude of 200–250 metres above sea level. The vineyards have alluvial soil on calcareous basalts, favoured by excellent sun exposure. Some vineyards are characterised by terracing bordered by typical dry stone walls (called “marogne”).

Selective harvesting of the grapes in small wooden crates when they are ripe. The fruit then undergoes a traditional drying process for over 3 months. Slight pressing precedes a partial removal of the stalks. Maceration for 10–12 days at a low temperature of 1–2°C. A subsequent progressive increase of temperature kick-starts spontaneous alcoholic fermentation, which continues at a controlled temperature of 13–15°C in conditions of partial anaerobia for over 30–35 days. The wine ages in durmast oak barrels and an additional period of 5 months in bottles.