Monte Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella 2012
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Monte Zovo 2012 Amarone della Valpolicella
PRICE: $55, Buy Now
VARIETY: Red Blend
APPELLATION: Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
WINERY: Monte Zovo
BOTTLE SIZE: 750.00 ml
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
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.
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.
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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