Ca' del Monte 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC
Item Number: 10918
Sub Region: Veneto
Appellation/AVA: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 45% Corvina / 35% Rondinella / 10% Molinara / 10% Other
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Soil Type: Calcareous marl
Vine Age: 40-70 years
Winemaking Notes: After the harvest, grapes are left to dry until February when vinification starts. After fermentation, the wine ages in large French and Slovenian oak barrels for a minimum of 18-20 months. The wine is not filtered or fined.
Tasting Notes: Ca’ Del Monte’s Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico’s is a dark angel of sorts. The brilliant garnet red color lures you in, while the ghostly nose works it magic into your heart. Inhale, spices and warm oak will charm you. This is not for the weak; it is bold and elegant with great complexity and character. This full-bodied wine is an adventure that your mind will long for. Like the wine, big and strong foods pair best. Try it with stufato (meat and vegetable stew) or a porcini-crusted beef tenderloin with a truffle butter sauce. Or keep it simple with pasta and beans, some good crusty bread and tasty seasoned cheeses.