Monte Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella 2012

Monte Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella 2012

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Verona’s Cottini family has been making wine since 1925, and offers an array of delicious traditional wines, including this choice Amarone della Valpolicella. Grapes harvested at the peak of ripeness are dried ‘appassimento’ style to condense their opulent flavors and produce a rich, silky texture. Rustic and alluring aromas of wild berries, figs, dried herbs, leather and smoke permeate the dense supple mouthfeel. Pair this wine with grilled pork or a hearty vegetable stew.
 
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast!
"Bold and brawny, this opens with aromas of pressed violet, dried plum and a whiff of cake spice. The full-bodied palate doles out brandied black cherry, licorice, black pepper and nutmeg alongside tightly knit, fine-grained tannins."

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Description

Unit Size750.00 ML
VarietalRed Blend
Vintage2012
GrapeCorvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
Alcohol Content16.00%

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Monte Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella 2012 
 

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Monte Zovo 2012 Amarone della Valpolicella
91 POINTS
PRICE: $55, Buy Now
VARIETY: Red Blend
APPELLATION: Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
WINERY: Monte Zovo
BOTTLE SIZE: 750.00 ml
CATEGORY: Red
IMPORTER: USA Wine West
DATE PUBLISHED: 12/31/2015
Bold and brawny, this opens with aromas of pressed violet, dried plum and a whiff of cake spice. The full-bodied palate doles out brandied black cherry, licorice, black pepper and nutmeg alongside tightly knit, fine-grained tannins.
 
 
By Monte Zovo
Amarone della Valpolicella 2012
 
Tasting Notes
Colour: Red with garnet reflections.
Bouquet: Plum jam and ripe dark cherries, spices (vanilla), licorice, chocolate.
Palate: Fruit-forward, with smooth, well-integrated tannins. Velvety, with hints of chocolate and vanilla.
 
Food Pairings
Risotto all’Amarone, hearty dishes (stews, game), aged cheese or after-dinner as a “meditation wine.”
Serving Temperature: 18-20° (celsius).
ABV: 16.00% vol.
 
Technical Info
Varietal: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella.
Production Area: Valpolicella – Tregnago, Mezzane
Altitude: From 350 to 450 m a.s.l.
Soil: Clay (upper part) and marl
Training System: Guyot
Plant density: 6,000 vines per ha
Yield t/ha: 6 t/ha
Age of vines: 10-15 years

Viticulture and Vinification
Harvest: From the first half of September to the beginning of October, the grapes are carefully selected and hand-picked.
Drying Period: From October to January, the grapes are laid out to dry in our own fruttaio (drying room) until they lose about 30% of their original weight.
Winemaking: Once the grapes are crushed and destemmed, selected yeast are added and fermentation can take up to 30 days.
Ageing: Amarone spends at least 12 and max 24 months months in French oak barrique and tonneaux and at least other 6 months in bottle before being released.
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