Notes: Plum, Raspberry Cherry Clove, Cardamom Vanilla
Acidity: Medium -
Alcohol (%): 15
Origin: Veneto (Soave, Valpolicella & More), Italy
Fermentation: Heavy Wood
Decanting: 1 hour
Asian Food Pairing: Kebab, Haslama, Lu Rou Fan
Western Food Pairing: Strongly flavoured meats, aged cheeses
Sartori Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC Reius 2016
Sartori Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC Reius has an intense red colour with shades of garnet. Alluring red jammy nose. Full-bodied and slightly dry with velvety tannins and a fresh acidity. Black plum, red cherry and black raspberry fruit flavours with hints of clove, cardamom and vanilla spice on the finish.
50% Corvina Veronese, 30% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella and 5% other native grape varieties. The fruit comes from vineyards situated in the hills of the northern part of Verona with clay and limestone soils.
The carefully selected grapes are put in small plastic crates and dried in ventilated rooms for about 3 month. When they reach the perfect grade of dryness, the grapes go through pressing and fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Fermentation lasts for about 30 days to develop the optimal level of alcohol. After a period in concrete tanks, where the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation, the wine is transferred to oak casks of medium and large size for about 3 years. After bottling the wine refines for at least 6 months.
Ageing potential: 10 to 15 years.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 92 POINTS
Clear, rich ruby with fine garnet shimmer. Intense nose with notes of cloves, some cardamom, dark cherry behind. Gripping, gripping tannin, shows good weight, opens with fine, vivid fruit, very clear.