Aldegheri - Amarone della Valpollicella Sant'Ambrogio

A highly prized wine produced using the best grapes from the hills of the classic Valpolicella DOC region

Description

A highly prized wine produced using the best grapes from the hills of the classic Valpolicella DOC region. After prolonged air-drying of the grapes and then fermentation, the wine is aged gradually, first in oak casks, then in smaller oak barrels or barriques, in underground cellars.

ORIGIN:
All of the vineyards are to be found in the classic Valpolicella DOC region to the north west of Verona. The average age of the vines is 20 years and up to 35 years amongst some of the Corvina vines. The land is hilly and ancient in form with a thin stony soil.

THE VINEYARDS:

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND CHARACTERISTICS
All of the vineyards are to be found in the classic Valpolicella DOC region to the north west of Verona. The average age of the vines is 20 years and up to 35 years amongst some of the Corvina vines. The land is hilly and ancient in form with a thin stony soil.

SYSTEMS: METHOD AND DENSITY
Simple Veronese Pergola system with 3,300 vines per hectare.

THE HARVEST:

TIMING AND METHOD
After a slightly prolonged maturing the very best grapes are hand picked around the beginning of October for subsequent drying.

VINIFICATION
After careful air-drying the grapes are destemmed and pressed very gently in the first days of February. The grape must and the skins then ferment for a long time. After several rounds of decanting the wine is transferred into special large oak casks for about two years. The ageing continues for a further 12 months in new French oak barriques. Finally, the wines undergo a final aging refinement in the bottle for six to eight months.

Data sheet

Grapes Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, other locally grown varietals.
Palate ith its heady accent of cherries and a touch of liquorice
Pairings gamey foods cooked in sauces, mature cheeses and spices foods