CLASSIFICATION. Amarone della Valpolicella D.O.C.G. Organic wine.
GRAPES. Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella.
PRODUCTION PROCESS. The Amarone is a noble wine produced
from just the best bunches, collected by hand and placed in cassette for 3 to 4
months to go through the process of the so called “appassimento”, withering
or drying of the grapes. This process concentrates the sugar content from 25%
to 30% and enables other natural chemical processes to take place inside the
drying berries. The dried grapes are then turned into thick must composed
by the skin and the juice and fermented slowly for about 15 to 20 days. The
wine is then separated and placed in stainless steel tanks, where the malolectic
fermentation is completed. After this process the wine is then placed in small
oak barrels to mature for 12 to 18 months. The grapes are grown in accordance
with the principles of organic farming. The vinification process is similar to the
conventional; however, the outcome is a wine with a reduced content of sulphur.
The name “Mezzo Monte” refers to the hillside where the organic grapes are
grown in the vicinity of the winery.
TOTAL ALCOHOL CONTENT. 15%.
TOTAL ACIDITY, IN TARTARIC ACID. 5.9 grams per liter.
SHELF LIFE. If the wine is stored properly at a constant temperature
around 15 °C, in horizontal position in absence of light, it will be preserved
perfectly for 8 to 12 years.
COLOR. Intense, deep garnet red.
NOSE. Spicy of plum and cherry with a hint of raspberry.
TASTE. Soft, velvety, full bodied with a slight aromatic lingering aftertaste.
SERVE. Decantation at least an hour before serving, ideally served in large,
FOOD MATCHING. Excellent with most red and grilled meat, game or
with hard texture mature cheese.