Corte Giara Amarone di Valpolicella
2013

Corte Giara Amarone di Valpolicella

Italy, Valpolicella

Bright ruby colour, with a dry, rich and very savoury palate. Bundles of red and black cherry, with a creamy, mildly jammy fruit complexity. Subtle notes of herbs and spice intermingle – even a hint of dark chocolate. Rich supple and long finish – almost feisty note to the wine. We love it!”

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£32.00

MWS: 95

SKU: 732. Categories: , .

Origin

The grapes are grown in vineyards located in the hills of the Valpolicella area, in Colline di Grezzana, Montorio and Marcellise. The vineyards are situated at 180-250 meters above sea level facing south-east - with plenty of sunlight exposure - on chalky, well drained soils.

Grape Variety

70% Corvina (or Corvinone) and 30% Rondinella.

Vinification does not begin until the second half of January, as harvested grapes are put through a drying process for 3-4 months. Fermentation at controlled temperatures occurs in stainless steel tanks for 22-24 days, before ageing which lasts 5 months in stainless steel tanks, a further 15 months in oak and then 6 months in the bottle before release.

Alcohol Percentage

15.5%

Cellar Potential

Drink now and over the next 3 years.

Producer

At the head of production is the renowned Italian winemaking family, Allegrini. The brand "Corte Giara" began in 1989 in collaboration with a select group of grape growers, produce sourced from outside Allegrini's own vineyards. The idea was to expand Allegrini's production, to introduce of range of international varietals and easily accessible, modern wines.

Food Match

Perfect with the classic Venison casserole (even with chocolate in the sauce), genuinely works well with white and mature cheeses, eg aged Cheddar, Comté. And yes absolutely magical with Haggis (swede and potato). Or simply enjoy as an after dinner drink by a roaring fire and with a good film.

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