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Tenuta Santa Maria di Gaetano Bertani - Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2017

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The amarone is obtained using the traditional appassimento method, a natural drying process of Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone grapes, and long barrel aging, giving it a unique and immediately recognizable taste. It represents the full expression of the Veronese tradition and the more than century-old family heritage.

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva  fruit comes from the Tenuta Santa Maria, a 20-hectare belted clos in Negrar. The grapes are hand harvested left to dry for 4/5 months. After losing 25%-30% of their weight, the raisin-like grapes are pressed and fermented for 25-30 days at controlled temperatures with daily pumping over. After 48 months of aging in large cask and tonneaux the wine is bottled and rested for 6 months before release.

The wine has a ruby red color with garnet reflections. The impact of preserved cherry, spices, and dried rose petal lend complexity and elegance to the nose. To the palate, it has warmth and subtlety, well-structured and with a high alcohol content, balanced by velvety tannins and an elegant acidity and freshness.

 "Dried red berries and plenty of oak spice here. Full- to medium-bodied with a good balance of fruit and oak, a solid tannin framework and a long, savory finish. This is built to age, but is approachable even now. Drink or hold." - 93 points, James Suckling

Producer: Tenuta Santa Maria di Gaetano Bertani 

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto

Varietal:  Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone

Appellation: Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

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