Monte del Frá Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015


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Wine Spectator, 92 Points- This tightly meshed red is brimming with graphite and spice character, leading to flavors of crushed mulberry, lavender and smoky iron. Silky and balanced, medium- to full-bodied, with a lightly chewy finish. Corvina and Rondinella.

Grape varieties- Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella

Harvest- The grapes are harvested towards the second ten days of October after a short drying in the plant continued in the fruit cellar in boxes at controlled temperature and humidity. The resting of the grapes lasts for 120 days, depending on the season, until the sugar concentration of the grapes has reached at least 28% - 30%.

Vinification- A soft crushing and destemming takes place from late January to early March according to the vintages. Slow alcoholic fermentation in small steel vats with a long maceration of the skins to allow maximum aromatic and polyphenolic extraction. Once the malolactic fermentation is over, the wine is aged for at least 24 months in 20 and 30 hl french oak. Once bottled, it ages for at least 6 months before being going to market.

From the Winemaker- Deep garnet red. Intense with fine tannins, fruity, spices aromas, vanilla, cloves, chocolate, and coffee. Aromas of leather, tobacco, prune dried berries a total umami experience. Medium acidity, with fine tannins and full body. The flavours remain true to the nose. Long finish.