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Amarone della Valpolicella Docg Riserva

Amarone della Valpolicella Docg Riserva - Brigaldara
Amarone della Valpolicella Docg Riserva - Brigaldara

Amarone Riserva is a wine that interprets the Valpolicella region respecting timings and techniques. The grapes are selected from the best vineyards of the winery to synthesize and express the maximum potential of our land. The drying of the grapes is characterized by the seasonal post-harvest trend. A very elegant wine that expresses a neat balance between fruit and pulp, characterized by deep and complex tertiary notes.

Technical sheets

Grape variety
Corvina 55%, Corvinone 25%, Rondinella 20% 

Vineyard
Grapes are selected from Brigaldara’s best vineyards

Training system
Guyot and Pergola Veronese

Planted area 21 ha 

Harvest
The grapes are hand-harvested during the second half of September

Winemaking
During fermentation, the wine is always in contact with the grape skins. It is pumped over twice a day with a delestage half way through fermentation, favouring colour extraction.

Aging
3 years in small wooden barrels and 2 years in large wooden barrels

pH 3.41

Dry extract 35.4 g/L

Sugar residue 0.7 g/L

Alcohol content 16%

Tasting notes
Deep ruby. Intense aromas of dark cherry and plum are complicated by cocoa and coffee. Enters rich and fruity, then more floral, finishing long with a refined but very dense, tactile mouthfeel. It is a wine of great structure. Complex, elegant and velvety.

Awards

2013 Vintage
  • James Suckling94 points
2012 Vintage
  • Vinum17,5 points
  • Guida Bibenda5 grappoli
  • Guida Vitae - AIS4 viti
  • Apsteinonwine.com96 points
  • Guida Essenziale ai Vini d'Italia95 points
  • James Suckling96 points
  • Eric Guido - Vinous95
  • Falstaff95 points
2011 Vintage
  • Jancis Robinson17++
  • Vinous93 points
  • Vinetia4 Rosoni
  • Wine Advocate95 points
  • Wine Enthusiast90 points
  • Guida Vitae - AIS4 viti
  • Wine Spectator93 Points
  • Gambero Rosso2 Bicchieri Rossi
  • Bibenda - AIS5 grappoli
  • Slow WineGrande Vino
2009 Vintage
  • Wine Spectator93 points
  • Vinous92 points
  • Bibenda - AIS4 grappoli
  • Gambero Rosso2 Bicchieri Rossi
2007 Vintage
  • Falstaff95 points
  • Slow WineGrande Vino
  • Vinous94 points
  • Wine Advocate95+ points
  • Bibenda - AIS4 grappoli
  • Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri