Begali Amarone Classico Della Valpolicella 2013
|Eye||Color Intense garnet red|
|Nose||Intense, ethereal and spicy perfume|
|Mouth||Soft, dry and "warm" flavor, with a full and vigorous body.|
|Pairings||Important main courses such as roasts, game, grilled and red meats in general and with aged cheeses.|
|Appellation||Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG|
|Grape||Corvina, Rondinella, altri|
|Place of Production||N/A|
|Wine bottle size||0,75 L Standard|
Azienda Begali Lorenzo is a family-owned Valpolicella wine estate at Cengia, not far from Lake Garda. It makes a range of wines under the designation, headed by its award-winning Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Monte Ca'Bianca.
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico wines are rich, red amarone wines from the traditional Classico viticultural zone of Valpolicella in Veneto, north-eastern Italy.
The Valpolicella Blend is based on three indigenous red-wine grape varieties grown in the Veneto region in Italy's northeast.
Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella are the trio primarily involved in the Valpolicella DOC, although it could easily be argued that the production method is equally as important – the grape berries are semi-dried to make Amarone, possibly their most famous incarnation.
Towards September the grapes are carefully selected, harvested and left to dry in the fruit rooms at controlled temperatures, until January / February.
Only then are they pressed and sent for vinification, which involves an aging of about 4 years in barriques and 20 HL wooden barrels. A rest in the bottle for at least 8 months completes the journey of this Amarone.