Amarone Valpolicella Valpantena DOCG Wood
The icon of a territory, Amarone is fully recognized as one of the greatest Italian red wines. In Costa Arente, we begin with a careful manual harvest, checking that each step is masterfuly carried out with craftmanship and care. Each 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.
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, other grapes as per disciplinary
2 years in tonneaux, 1 year in Slavonian oak barrels 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 in the trays, they are put to rest 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 rot 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 2 years and, subsequently, at least 1 year in Slavonian oak barrels. Refinement in the bottle lasts at least 1 year before being put on the market.
ALTITUDE 150-250 meters above sea level
TYPE OF PLANTING Sustainable Farming
SOIL Calcareous marl
TYPE OF CULTIVATION Simple and double pergola veronese
ALCOHOL CONTENT 16.5%