- FIRST VINTAGE: 2000
Corvina e Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 10%, Oseleta 10%, Croatina 7%, altre 3%.
- GEOGRAPHICAL AREA: Veneto-Italy
North-east of Verona on the hill thatseparates Montorio from Valle d'Illasi
- TOTAL VINEYARDS EXTENSION: 27 hectares of modern vertical trellis
- AGE OF PLANTING: Since 1960 to 2001
- SOIL COMPOSITION: calcareous with red clay and tufo
- HARVEST: from September 13th to October 10th
- YIELD PER PLANT: 1 kg
- VINTAGE CLIMATE:
Very cold winter, very normal springtime. Many rainfalls during the all first part of the summer, but from the end of July to the end of October the weather was sunny and dry, so the end of maturation and the harvest were simply perfect. Very balanced vintage, a great vintage.
- WINEMAKING TECHNICS:
This wine borns from the idea of producing the Amarone in as most natural and traditional way as possible, starting first from an obsessive grapes selection.
The second selection is done at the moment of pressing, after 100 days from the harvest, when four or five people descart the singol grape if not perfctly healthy. The soft pressing done by feet, leaves the dry stems in to have some tannins more and the fermentation is with indigenus yeasts at not controlled temperature in a oak conical fermenting vat. We do daily “follature” by hand untill the natural slow down of the natural fermentation in few months. This wine rests at least 3 years in a not toasted barrel of 700 l. (I bought an artigianl barrel done with oak bended by steam to avoid the interference of toasting)
It is not filtred, not clarifieted, we only wash the barrel twice in 3 years.
- ENOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Alcohol: 16,10 % vol
Total acidity: 6.60
Sugar: 11,3 gr/lt
extract: 41.30 gr/lt