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Bertani, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011 (1x75cl)

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Grape Variety: Corvina | Rondinella
Vegan: Yes
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 15.0%
Product Code: ITVE0035B11S
Delivery: Usually ships in 5-10 working days
£82.50

Awarded 94 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their May 2021 edition feature of matching Amarones with food (see blue link below for the review)

Bertani, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011 - Decanter review

Amarone Classico Bertani is a timeless wine that expresses the unique style that Bertani has always dedicatedly pursued. It is a classic style that does not need to change because it is always up-to-date. Amarone is made from Corvina and Rondinella grapes grown in the Tenuta Novare hills, in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area, in vineyards devoted entirely to producing drying grapes. Bertani has been making Amarone Classico since 1958, it is the perfect harmony between time, nature and man: we devote all of our know-how and our passion to it, with a long waiting period and great care. The grapes are set aside to dry on the “aréle” (racks made from bamboo canes), according to the traditional production method. Fermentation in concrete and ageing in large barrels for at least six years give it a stable structure, making it one of the longest-lived red wines in the world.

The harvest is done by hand in the second week of September. After careful bunch selection, the grapes are taken to the drying rooms and laid in a single layer on bamboo racks. They remain here for about 120 days to gain better concentration, favouring the development of a rich aromatic profile. In mid-January the grapes are destemmed and crushed. Maceration is then carried out at 4-5°C for about 20 days, then a slow fermentation starts – about 30 days in concrete vats at a maximum temperature of 18°C. Amarone Classico Bertani ages in Slavonian oak barrels, with an average capacity of 60 hl, for about six years. Then it matures in the bottle for at least 12 months.

Corvina 80%, Rondinella 20%.

For this wine, see the blue link below for the fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.

Bertani, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011 - fiche technique

This wine presents an intense red colour, with garnet nuances. Typical and marked notes of plum, cherry and morello cherry on the nose, followed by a wide variety of tones: nuts, tea leaves, liquorice and spices. On the palate, overtones of red berry fruit, softened by velvety notes of vanilla, in perfect balance with the acidity and tannic notes.