Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOCG

“Il Fornetto”

Our best Amarone della Valpolicella is “Il Fornetto”, made with the grapes that grow in the family historical vineyard. This aromatic and tasteful red wine is produced in limited quantity and has a strong and extraordinary vigor. Thanks to its flavored structure, it can age up to twenty years.

 

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Oenological
practice

Only grapes from the best vintages in the vineyard “il Fornetto” are selected and placed in 6 kg trunks to rest in our orchards to rest for 120 days. During the drying period, a sequence of biochemical processes carried out by microorganism like Botritis Nobile, transform part of the sugar into glycerine.

After crushing the grapes, the long maceration and month-long alcoholic fermentation, the result is a very structured and incredibly rich in aromas wine. 4 years of ageing in oak wood barrels follows, where it completes its malolactic fermentation, and then ages at least one year in bottles, maturing a distinctive personality.

Tasting
notes

Very deep ruby red colour. Broad bouquet with notes of cherry, dried fruits, vanilla, and a clear hint of black pepper and liquorice. The taste is full, with an exceptional strength but incredible elegance.

Food
pairings

A meditative wine to be paired with 90% dark chocolate, game, or aged cheese, in keeping with tradition.

Grape
varieties

Corvina Veronese 55%, Corvinone 35%, Rondinella 10%

Temperature
suggested

18°C

Alcohol

16,5% Vol

Amarone Riserva Awards

Decanter 2018

Silver Medal – 90 points
Amarone 2011

Veronelli 2018

Super 3 Stars
Amarone 2011

Bibenda 2018

5 Grappoli
Amarone 2011

Veronelli 2017

Super 3 Stars
Amarone  2010

Decanter 2016

Silver Medal – 91 points
Amarone  2010

Veronelli 2016

Super 3 Stars
Amarone  2007