Amarone della Valpolicella

Amarone della Valpolicella

Amarone Wines Region

Amarone Della Valpolicella is produced only in the province of Valpolicella in the region of Veneto. Valpolicella Is a few miles north of the city of Verona. Amarone is always made from the grapes: Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara.

Amarone Winemaking

After the grapes for the Amarone are picked, they are put on racks in a building to naturally dehydrate until January - The grapes are then crushed and fermented into Amarone wine. The resulting wine is rich, soft, velvety and smooth. The length of the drying process is typically 120 days but varies according to producer and the quality of the harvest. The most evident consequence of this process is the loss of weight: 35 to 45% for Corvina grapes, 30 to 40% for Molinara and 27 to 40% for Rondinella. Following drying, end of January/beginning of February, the grapes for Amarone are crushed and go through a dry low temperature fermentation process which can last up to 30/50 days. The reduced water content can slow down the fermentation process, increasing the risk of spoilage and potential wine faults such as high volatile acidity. After fermentation, the wine is then aged in barriques made from either French, Slovenian or Slavonian oak The words "Della Valpolicella" mean from Valpolicella. We have selected these two Amarones, and import them directly from the winery because we believe that they represent the Amarone Italian wines as they should be and they are great values for the price.

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  1. Amarone 2011  Caterina Zardini Private Reserve Selection,

    Amarone 2011 Caterina Zardini Private Reserve Selection,

    Reg. Price: $58.00

    Now: $48.00

    This "Privata Selezione" Amarone is the signature wine of Giusepppe Campagnola Winery and is named after Giuseppe Campagnola's grandmother, Caterina Zardini. Caterina Zardini. She was a leader in the creation of Amarone.

    Awarded "Tre Bicchieri", the highest rating from Gambero Rosso of Slow Foods, they described it as:
    "Proper refinement, generous and bewitching: Cherries, plums and pressed flower spices, these are just a few of the aromas that comprise its strong and articulate bouquet. A surprise to the palate for its elegance and grace and duration, it succeds in the difficult task communicating power, concentration, agility and class!"

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  2. Amarone 2011 DOC Caterina Zardini Magnum
  3. Amarone Classico 2013 DOC Campagnola.

    Amarone Classico 2013 DOC Campagnola.

    Reg. Price: $36.00

    Now: $33.00

    One of the great wines of Italy, this Amarone is made using the "Passito" method. The wine is aged in oak for one year. The result is a lush, full bodied wine. Highly rated by Gambero Rosso and Slow Foods. A great value! Learn More
  4. Amarone della Valpolicella doc La Bastia  2013

    Amarone della Valpolicella doc La Bastia 2013

    Reg. Price: $65.00

    Now: $42.00

    Corvina 80%, Rondinella 15%, Molinara 5% Vineyards Best situated hilly vineyards of Valpolicella area. Harvest Hand selected grapes in October. Grapes are laid down in either racks or mats, then kept drying until January. Average yeld 40 liters of Amarone wine for 100 Kg of fresh grapes. Vinification Dried grapes are destemmed and pressed in January. Controlled fermentation temperature, with long maceration on skins. Learn More
  5. Amarone, 2011 DOC,Campagnola, Magnum

    Amarone, 2011 DOC,Campagnola, Magnum

    Reg. Price: $80.00

    Now: $70.00

    Vinification Soft pressing of the grapes in December/January, followed by a 30-days maceration on the skins. Ageing 60% of the wine is refined for 24 months in big Oak barrels, and 40% of the wine is refined for 18 months in new French barriques from Allier oak, then 6 months in the bottle. Learn More

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