Cavolo Amarone della Valpolicella Docg

Cavolo Amarone della Valpolicella Docg - Brigaldara


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Cavolo Amarone della Valpolicella Docg - Brigaldara

Amarone Cavolo derives from a careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard and a strict management of the drying process. The selected bunches are the sparsest and best exposed ones. Once harvested, they are left to dry for ca. 120 days, at the end of which vinification takes place. Here, all the noble components held in the skins are transferred to the wine. Amarone Cavolo is a wine that follows the traditional production method, aging in large barrels for at least 4 years.

Technical sheets

Grape variety
Corvina 59%, Corvinone 21%, Rondinella 17%, others 3% 

Vineyard Grezzana - Cavolo (130 mt/a.s.l.)

Training system Guyot 

Planted area
2 ha - 4,000-5,000 vines/ha 

Year of planting 1996/1999 

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

The grapes are selected in the vineyard, placed in crates and left to dry in the drying loft. 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.

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

pH 3.42

Dry extract 33.3 g/L

Sugar residue 2.0 g/L

Alcohol content 16%

Tasting notes
Garnet red with fruit jam, sour cherry, cherry and vanilla aromas, with hints of dried grapes and spicy notes. It is a wine of great structure. Complex, elegant and velvety.


2018 Vintage
  • James Suckling92 points
2017 Vintage
  • Apsteinonwine.com95 points
  • James Suckling94 points
2016 Vintage
  • Eric Guido - Vinous94 points
  • WineAlign92 points
2015 Vintage
  • Vinous90 points
  • Vinetia4 Rosoni
  • Falstaff92 points
  • Gambero Rosso2 Bicchieri
  • Guida Vitae - AIS4 viti
  • Slow WineGrande Vino
2013 Vintage
  • Guida Vitae - AIS3 viti
  • Gambero Rosso2 Bicchieri
  • Slow WineGrande Vino
2012 Vintage
  • Guida Vitae - AIS3.5 viti
  • Gambero Rosso2 bicchieri
  • Bibenda - AIS4 grappoli
  • Wine Spectator92 points