Description of Bertani Amarone Classico 2011
Bertani Amarone Classico 2011 (Corvina and Rondinella)
- View: intense garnet red.
- Nose: aromas of cherries and sour cherries followed by hints of licorice and vanilla.
- Mouth: smooth, full-bodied, flavors of vanilla and red fruit.
APPELLATION: Amarone della Valpolicella.
GRAPES: Corvina Veronese 80% and 20% Rondinella
AGEING: Aged for 6 months in oak barrels, with a further stabilization in the bottle for 12 months.
MAKING: Corvina and Rondinella are harvested in mid-September and after a careful selection of grapes are allowed to dry about 120 days in the fruit; then follows a slow fermentation lasts 50 days.
WINE PAIRING: risotto with meat sauce, blue cheese, red meat stews, pasta bolognese, grilled meats and grilled red meats and aged cheeses.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-20 ° C
The Bertani wine company was founded in 1857 by two brothers, Giovan Battista and Gaetano Bertani, in Quinto di Valpantena to the north of Verona. Gaetano was already a wine-making expert, having learned the new techniques in France under Professor Guyot, who is still considered today to have been one of the greatest wine-making experts of all time. The start of the Bertani brothers' work coincided with a new spirit of innovation which inspired them to use the latest production techniques, in both grape-growing and wine-making; they applied these techniques to all the vineyards they owned at the time, in the Valpantena and in the Soave area, but always respecting the territory and local agricultural traditions.More about the Winery