This Amarone Riserva, the highlight of the Corte Rugolin range, is obtained from a selection of the best grapes in a small vineyard with excellent solar exposure. The grapes are processed using the
'appassimento' (drying Grapes) method for approximately three months, producing a
garnet-red wine with an intense bouquet of cooked fruit, dried plums,
cherries macerated in alcohol, tobacco, and various spices, ginger. Uncork a few hours before drinking and serve at 18-20°C
Name: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.
Decanter 93 points
"Mouthfilling and rich, unveiling a lovely creamy blanket of dried cherry and plum fruit, propelled by an enlivening vein of acidity. Highly satisfying yet still youthful. (Panel Tasting) (1/2019)"
Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, other local varieties (Molinara, Croatina)
Vineyards: village of Castelrotto (municipality of San Pietro in Cariano)
Harvesting: by hand, from mid-September
Appassimento: 3 months on special racks at room temperature with artificial ventilation
Fermentation: 50 days, macerating on the skins
Maturation: 36 months in barrique and tonneaux, 6 months in bottle
Pairings: roasts, braised meat, matured cheeses