Red wine with an intense, winey and grassy bouquet. The flavor is dry, robust and harmonious.
This wine is excellent with meat-based first and second courses as well as with hard cheeses.
"It would have the hallmarks of a legend, if it wasn’t true – how a cask of forgotten Recioto dessert wine was discovered in 1936, wonderfully aged into a bold, dry red with a pleasing bitter edge (Amarone is Italian for “bitter”). Our friend Stefano Cesari and his family still create the finest of wines in the hills of Verona – and here, they quite simply prove why authentic Amarone has become one of Italy’s most symbolic wines." John Kirwan
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO
Brigaldara Amarone is a rich, full bodied wine made from local grape varieties, Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara, which are dried and then fermented. The wine is aged for up to 30 months in oak casks before bottling.
TOWN OF PRODUCTION: San Pietro in Cariano
GRAPE VARIETIES: Corvinone 50%, Corvina 20%, Rondinella 20%, others 10%
TRAINING SYSTEM: Pergola veronese and Guyot
HARVEST PERIOD: second half of October
VINEYARD AREA: 20 hectares - 4000-5000 plants/ha
YEAR VINEYARDS PLANTED: 1994
ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 60000
WINE MAKING: Grapes are selected in the vineyard and are placed in crates to be then left to dry in the fruit drying loft. During the fermentation process, the must is left in contact with the grape skins so that the colour is extracted from the fruit. Pumping over is carried out twice a day and delestage is carried out half way through the fermentation process.
AGING: 1 year in barrique and then 2 years in 25hl oak barrels
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 16.5%
COLOUR: Garnet red
BOUQUET: Aromas of fruit jam, Moreno cherries, red cherries and vanilla.
FLAVOUR: full-bodied, elegant, complex and velvety
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-20 °C
FOOD MATCHES: Red meat, boiled meat, aged cheese, aged cuts, chocolate
BOTTLED BY: AZIENDA AGRICOLA BRIGALDARA - San Pietro in Cariano, Verona - Italy
Cameron Douglas, The Shout, 2017
JK.14 Piave Malanotte 2011 Treviso, Italy – From the Raboso grape this wine presents an intriguing bouquet of red fruits – from blackberry to keri-berry, dark plum and black currant; other aromas include wood spice, toast, tar, brown sugar and smoke. On the palate – dry, firm, plenty of tannins engage and challenge the senses and in typical Italian fashion dominate and demand food; plenty of acidity then fruit flavours that match the nose. Weighty and quite meaty, with a lengthy and fairly concentrated finish. Decant for service please – drinking best from now and through 2030.