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Undisputed symbol of AZ. Hope, Amarone Monte Sant'Urbano is an excellent example of finesse and classicism. An extraordinary wine of great complexity and vigorous structure always at the top for elegance and quality.
GRAPES Corvina Veronese and Corvinone 70%, 25% Rondinella, Molinara 5%.
VINEYARD Property Monte Sant'Urbano, in the municipality of Fumane. It covers an area of 19 hectares. And 'situated on a hill with an altitude ranging from 280 to 350 m / slm and enjoys an excellent sun exposure. The volcanic soil of calcareous, clayey, promotes the retention of moisture, preventing dryness.
CULTIVATION SYSTEM Verona pergola system placed on ledges sustained by dry stone walls, called "marogne". High average age of the vines.
HARVEST Manual selection of the best grapes from late September to mid-October. Withering of 100 days in the fruit in conditions of temperature, humidity and ventilation optimal. In recent months the grapes lose about 42% of the initial weight with a considerable increase in sugar.
VINIFICATION in January with destemmer roller. Maceration in stainless steel tanks for a period of 35 days with pumping and délestage periodicals at a temperature of 16 ° - 18 ° C. Separation of the skins in mid-February and the completion of the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in oak barrels of 50 hl. Aging in barrels of 500 l. Allier oak for 24 months in oak barrels of 20-40 hl. for another 12 months. Subsequent bottle.
ALCOHOL 15% vol.
TASTING NOTES garnet red color, has an ethereal scent of dried fruit. The palate is full-bodied, warm, enveloping, dry. Important wine of rare elegance, lends itself well to aging.
PAIRINGS Shown with main dishes like braised robust red meat and game, excellent with mature cheeses. Also recommended at the end of a good meal.
TEMPERATURE 18 ° C.