CLIMATE and VINIFICATION 

Smell, texture, color, aroma and characteristics of the grapes of the wine regions of Verona and in particular Valpolicella classica performed very well and recall the best vintages.
The 2011 vintage of Amarone are set to be excellent.

Thanks to the right balance between the meteorological conditions and the phonological stages of the vines, the 2011 vintage can be definitely considered positive.

The particularly windy weather determinated a natural thinning of the vegetative vigor of the vines, especially of the native Valpolicella varietals, having a further reduction in yield per hectare.

The clusters appear sparse, with a good size and a thick skin: ideal for the appassimento (drying process).

The hand selection of grapes for Amarone began in the first weeks of September.

«The wind and the summer breezes gave us grapes with a very wide range aromatic. – Giancarlo Tommasi, winemaker, says – The wines will have notes of red fruits such as cherry, raspberry, red currant fruit and blacks as blackberries, blueberries, plums, pronounced floral notes, reminiscent of violets, while maintaining the harmonic structure of wines, where the ratio of acidity and of minerality is balanced. The Valpolicella classica will remember the 2011 vintage among one of the best.

TASTING NOTES

Good persistence on the palate with elegant tannins and pleasant sweet balsamic velvety tones.
Balanced aftertaste with great pleasure and enveloping.Ruby red color purple with good intensity and density. Spicy scent of dried figs, cherries, herbs.

BUDDING: 3rd  April

BLOSSOMING: 15th May 

FRUIT SETTING: 25th May

VERAISON:   20th July

HARVEST:  from 5th  September

ORIGIN:  Le Groletta and Conca d’Oro vineyards

GRAPES: Corvina Veronese 50%, Corvinone 15%, Rondinella 30%, Oseleta 5%

AGEING:  3 years in Slavonian oak barrels

ALCOHOL: 15,44 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR: 8 g/l

TOTAL ACIDITY: 5,79 g/l

DRY EXTRACT: 31,98 g/l net