Amarone della Valpolicella RISERVA DOCG
Every nuance of our Amarone represents the know-how and stylistic code pursued by Costa Arente, aimed at expressing the natural elegance that the Valpolicella terroir transmits to the wine. 2016, the first year of production of the Reserve, was a rainy year. The cool September nights preserved the acidity of the harvested grapes, ensuring a good prospect of aging, a high sugar accumulation and a nice point of color.
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, other grapes as per disciplinary
3 years in tonneaux, 1 year in Slavonian cask and 1 year in bottle
Valpantena (La Costa di Romagnano - Grezzana)
The grapes are harvested by hand after a careful selection to pick the most suitable bunches for drying. Once placed on the trays, the best tanks are destined to the Reserve and set aside in the loft for at least 3 months, a period in which they lose on average 40% of their weight. Enzymatic processes and the development of noble mold complete the drying process. Towards the beginning of December, the grapes are de-stemmed, selected on the sorting table and then pressed. A short cold maceration precedes the alcoholic fermentation which lasts about 2 weeks, with frequent pumping over. This is followed by racking, malolactic fermentation and aging first in tonneaux for 3 years and subsequently, at in Slavonian oak barrels for 1 year at least. Refinement in the bottle lasts at least 1 year before it’s put on the market.
ALTITUDE 150-200 meters above sea level
TYPE OF PLANTING Sustainable Farming
SOIL Calcareous marl
TYPE OF CULTIVATION Simple and double pergola veronese
ALCOHOL CONTENT 17%