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Pietro Zardini "Pietro Junior" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2017

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Primary Notes: Plum Cherry, Pepper

Secondary Notes: Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Full

Dryness: Neutral

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%): 15.5

Origin: Veneto, Italy

Maker: Pietro Zardini

Grape: Corvina

Fermentation: Heavy Wood

Awards: >85

Decanting: 2 hours

Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 18–20 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Wagyu sukiyaki, Galbi-jjim,

Western Food Pairing: Fiorentina steak, wild boar ragu, braised beef shin, blue cheese

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Pietro Zardini "Pietro Junior" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2017

Pietro Zardini Pietro Junior Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG has an intense ruby red colour with garnet tints. Refined nose with clean aromas of plum, vanilla, coffee, cacao and spices. Elegant full-bodied palate that is warm, enveloping and balanced by solid tannins. Tastes like plums soaked in brandy with layers of cherry, chocolate powder, coffee and black pepper. Closes in a persistent finish with a wonderful effect.

70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella and 10% Molinara.  The fruit comes from Pietro Zardini's high hillside vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico production zone. The vines grow in prevalently red and brown soils on detritus, marl and basalt.

Special selection and hand picking of the grapes into trays. The grapes are dried for 3–4 months. Traditional fermentation of the skins with maceration for 4–5 weeks. The wine ages in oak barrels and barriques for 3 years, subsequently in steel and bottle before release.

 

Ageing potential: Drink now or within 10–12 years from vintage.

 

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