Pra 2016 Amarone della Valpolicella, Morandina, DOCG

Pra 2016 Amarone della Valpolicella, Morandina, DOCG

Item Number: 17793

UPC: 8-032601850090

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub Region: Valpolicella
Appellation/AVA: Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Morandina
Vintage: 2016
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
Case Production: 833

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.


  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92 (11/30/2022)

    This elegant red is medium- to full-bodied, with creamy tannins providing a fine frame for flavors of brambly red currant and blackberry fruit, pine, orange peel and crushed pink peppercorn. A subtle, savory overtone of cured tobacco and smoky bacon fat echoes on the fresh finish.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 96+ (3/23/2023)

    The 2016 Amarone della Valpolicella Morandina is dark and youthfully understated in the glass, as crushed rose petals and stone dust give way to red currants. This is silky-smooth, nearly velvety in feel, with masses of mineral-tinged black cherry and spice contrasted by a twang of sour citrus. The 2016 finishes with outstanding length and depth yet is also remarkably fresh, leaving hints of hard red candy and the slightest touch of bitter cocoa. The Amarone of Prà is always so unique but in the best possible way. The 2016 is a total gem but needs cellaring to come fully into focus.