Pra 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Pra 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Item Number: 15107

UPC: 8-032601850090

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub Region: Valpolicella
Appellation/AVA: Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): Corvina / Corvinone / Rondinella / Oseleta
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Glacial, poor limestone

Winemaking Notes: The first selection of grapes are manually harvested and placed on wooden plateaux to dry for 2-3 months over winter. 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

  • Vinous
    Rating: 95 (2/25/2021)

    The 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Morandina does a wonderful job of delivering the intensity of Amarone, but in a savory and balanced style that I’m finding quite attractive. Crushed cherries and stone dust evolve into notes of plum sauce, cloves, sage and dark chocolate. It’s velvety in texture yet lifted in feel, coming across as juicy at times, with vibrant acids that excite the palate with mineral-tinged red fruits and sweet spices. This becomes darker and more intense through the finale, revealing tart black currants, herbal tones and a hint of bitter coffee. There’s simply so much going on here, with a structure that can carry the 2015 in the cellar for well over a decade. What's more, it shows no sign of its 16.5% abv.