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16.5% | ITALY

An Amarone of unusual grace, purity and elegance - with sublime aromas and a powerful, complex palate. After searching for the right site, Graziano Pra began the new millennium by...
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An Amarone of unusual grace, purity and elegance - with sublime aromas and a powerful, complex palate.

After searching for the right site, Graziano Pra began the new millennium by fulfilling his long term ambition and purchasing a 13 hectare vineyard near Mezzane in eastern Valpolicella. At 450m altitude, the steep glacial slopes of poor, rocky yellow marl soil produce meagre crops and the cool nights ensure a long ripening period. No chemical treatments are used. The grapes (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseletta) are dried in a fruttaio (drying room) for 2 months. Grapes are macerated and fermented for 15 days in stainless steel vats. Delestage is followed by malo-lactic fermentation in 1/3 in Allier barriques and the rest in 5hl tonneaux for 2 years.

A ripe, open and spicy nose with aromas of wild cherry, plums and dried herbs. Firm, ripe tannins on the palate lead to flavours of bitter cherry, spice and tarry, liquorice notes too. The finish is complex and long, further opening to reveal dried orange peel, and ripe red fruit characters backed by a hint of mocha. A fine and distinctive style of Amarone capable of further development in bottle.

Perfect with wild game, mature cheese or simply a wine to contemplate and take your time over.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Country
Italy
Region
Veneto
Vintage
2012
ABV %
16.5%
Organic
Yes
Vegan
Yes

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