IL VINO DEGLI DEI AMARONE VALPOLICELLA DOCG BOTTEGA
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG - cl 75
Valpolicella is a land devoted to growing vines since ancient times: its name "vallis polis cellae" actually means “the
valley of many cellars". Here are grown indigenous vines like Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara, used
to produce important and unique red wines. Amarone DOCG, the noblest red wine of Valpolicella and one of the most
important Italian wines, has seduced the most refined palates worldwide, thanks to its inimitable personality, its charm and
its character of traditional yet modern wine.
Production Area: Valpolicella (Veneto), (Italy)
Vine: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Plants per Hectare: 4500
Training System: Pergola Veronese
Harvest Period: First fortnight of October
Yield per Hectare: 90 q/Ha
> Valpolicella is a beautiful hilly territory located in Veneto region (Northern Italy). It is located a few kilometres north of Verona,
between Valdadige, Lessinia and the Veronese plain, a short distance from Lake Garda.
> It differs from the surrounding areas for its particular morphological structure, characterised by longitudinal valleys, which facilitate the
passage of the strong southern winds.
> The area is protected by the Pre-Alps of Lessinia, hence the climate is similar to the Mediterranean one, as shown by the presence of
olives and cypress trees. The soil is made up of limestone-dolomitic formations, basalts and moraine and fluvial deposits of volcanic origin.
> The grapes are hand-picked and carefully selected. The best bunches are cautiously laid in drying racks in a single layer, in order to have
better air circulation and avoid the crushing of the berries.
> During the drying process, the bunches are kept under constant control and are turned regularly to avoid rot or bad moulds on the
berries. By the end of February, the grapes lose at least half of their weight and reach a concentration of sugars due to water evaporation.
> During this delicate process, several transformations take place into the grapes, eg. the decrease of acidity and the modification of the
glucose-fructose ratio that lead to the concentration of polyphenols and to a considerable increase of glycerine and other substances.
> The pomace which rises to the top of the tank, due to the CO 2 , is
wetted daily (pump overs) to increase and improve the extraction of the compounds present in the skins. This also allows the aeration of
the must, which consequently favours the multiplication of the yeasts and reduces the temperature of the fermenting must.
> Then, the pomage is separated from the wine and the malolactic
fermentation is performed. The wine thus becomes smoother and the aromas become more complex.
Finally, the wine is left to mature in French oak casks for 30 months and subsequently in bottles. The ageing in wood softens the
tannins and gives the wine a rounder and smoother character it stabilized the color and enriches the bouquet. The ageing in
bottle re-establishes the balance which is momentarily lost during the slightly stressing phase of the bottling.
> According to wine regulations, Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Bottega is aged for at least 24 months starting from 1st January
of the year following the harvest. Only after that, it can be released on the market.
Color and Appearance: Intense ruby red with garnet tinges.
Bouquet: Characterised by an intense bouquet of mature red fruit (marasca cherry, plumb, blackcurrants), of black cherry and raspberry
jam, nutmeg and chocolate.
Taste: Full, round, great body and structure, warm, persistent and intense to the palate. Tannins and acidity are in perfect balance with
the alcohol, contributing to the harmony and to the great pleasantness of this wine.
Sugar, g/l: 2-5
Total Acidity, g/l: 5,00-6,50
Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
Serving Suggestions: This wine is recommended with braised meat, stews, roasts and game, but also goes well with cold cuts and seasoned
and very mature cheeses. It is recommended also as a “meditation wine” slowly sipped to round off a meal.
Enjoy it within: 5 years.
Recommended Glass: Balloon.
Sizes Available: 75 cl; 150 cl.