Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 'Colle Cristi' 2019

Tasting Notes

Smooth and full bodied with lots of dried fruit.

Food Pairing

A perfect pairing with roasts, wild game, grilled meats or seasoned cheeses.

Tech Details

The grapes are grown on the beautiful slopes of the Valpolicella Classico, one of the most prestigious wine areas of Northern Italy. This area is located Northwest of the elegant Roman town of Verona (in the Western corner of Veneto). The valpolicella region has mostly a mild-to-cool continental climate that is influenced by its proximity to two sizable bodies of water: Lake Garda to the West and the Adriatic Sea to the Southeast. Clay & limestone soil. Fermentation takes place in small casks. Temperature is raised to 50°F, then it stays around 59°F. Very long maceration, over 40 days with 2 weekly pump-overs. After two decantings and the wine is clean, it is poured into wood for aging (usually around May/June). Aged for approximately 3 years in French barriques (new and 2nd & 3rd use) and Slavonian oak barrels (3,000 or 5,000 liters).
Varietal Composition:
70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara
Avg Elevation:
984-1640 feet
Avg Age of Vines:
10-15 years
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