Symbol of the Valpolicella region, Amarone is among the most iconic red wines of Italy. Amarone is the result of a distinctive production method called "appassimento" ('drying') in which the dried grapes acquire greater concentration and favor the development of a rich, intense aromatic profile. The resulting wine is then fermented until it's dry (for the sweet Recioto della Valpolicella the fermentation is stopped so that the natural sweetness remains in the wine). Amarone is a rich, heady, robust wine with 14 to 16 percent alcohol, that needs about ten years to mature and can age for 15 to 20 years or more.
Varietal: 50% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, 15% other red grapes
Location of Vineyards: Grezzana (Valpantena)
Soil: Loamy, calcareous
Type of Cultivation: Pergola Veronese