Pra 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Pra 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Item Number: 13823

UPC: 8-032601850090

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub Region: Valpolicella
Appellation/AVA: Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2013
Grape(s): Corvina / Corvinone / Rondinella / Oseleta
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 17
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Glacial, poor limestone
Case Production: 1,000

Winemaking Notes: The first selection of grapes are manually harvested and placed on wooden plateaux to dry for 2-3 months over the winter months. Then, the grapes are destemmed, pressed, and vinified with delestage (racking) for 15 days in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation occurs. The wine matures for 2 years in 30% barrique and 70% tonneaux. It is transferred to large, 20-hectare Allier oak casks for further aging. The Amarone is bottled and matures for one year before release.

Tasting Notes: Intense and complex aromas pop from the glass: cherry, plum, licorice, and cocoa. The smooth palate shows power as well as elegance. It is not the typical dark and drying Amarone. It has freshness thanks to the altitude of the vineyard and the high chalk composition in the marl soil. Pair the Prà Amarone with meat, especially if flavored with spices and aromatic herbs. The wine also works well with mature cheese, particularly Parmigiano Reggiano.

About the Label: The Italian Tiro Pesante Rapido horse on the label symbolizes the combination of power and elegance that characterizes this wine.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (9/30/2019)

    The Prà 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella Morandina is a dense and thickly extracted expression that offers black fruit, dried prune, spice, leather, tar and tobacco all rolled together into a single, powerful delivery. The wine peels back thick layers to reveal a full-bodied style with just enough fresh acidity to keep it from feeling too rich or heavy. Pair this wine with barbecued baby back ribs.