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“With a few years of bottle age, the colour is showing some nice evolution which is matched on the nose and palate with rich ripe notes of plums, chocolate coated red cherries, figs and a suggestion of sweetness on the finish.”
La Sogara Amarone DOCG
This is a majestic, powerful and vigorous wine with candied cherry, blackberry and dried fruit aromas together with notes of leather and tobacco. Thirty months of ageing in premium French oak barrels help ensure that its full-bodied, mouth-filling flavours are combined with soft velvety tannins. A classic Amarone complete with a long and decadent finish.
|Medium to Full bodied|
The Appassimento Method
Amarone is one of the most ancient Italian wines, produced through the method called “Appassimento”. Grapes are left to dry in natural conditioned rooms from September to January and then are vinified and aged in oak barrels. The grapes are stored directly and taken to the Fruttaio located in Tregnago where they are dried by the cool breezes of autumn and winter until they are crushed the following January. A period of “active lethargy”; giving them new aromas and a deeper flavor, losing 50% of their weight with natural sugar focus.
The Fruttaio is located in Tregnago; on the Northern hills of Verona at 400m high between Illasi castle and Maezzane Valley. Amarone is produced from the Valpolicella grape varieties which are cultivated on high hillside terraces. The traditional “pergola veronese” and the modern “guyot” methods of training the vines are used, and only the best and most mature clusters are selected for Amarone.
- Allergy: Contains sulphites
- Aroma: Candied cherry and blackberry aromas with notes of leather and tobacco
- Colour: Red
- Food Matching: Vension, risotto or parmigiano reggiano
- Residual Sugar: 9g/l
- Serving Advice: 14-17 degrees C
- Taste: Powerful with soft and velvety tannins
- Units Per Bottle: 11.3
- Units Per Serving: 1.9