Amarone della Valpolicella Classico  2010

BERTANI

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
2010

Product code
362277
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Italy
Regulated designation
Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita (DOCG)
Region
Veneto
Appellation
Amarone della Valpolicella
Classification
Classico
Varietal(s)
Corvina 80 %
Rondinella 20 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

Bertani’s story began mid-19th century when brothers Giovan Battista and Gaetano Bertani purchased some land in Quinto di Valpantena, north of Verona, in 1857. Although established 13 years prior, the first wine wasn’t released until 1870. Unlike most vintners at the time, the brothers owned both the winery and vineyards, giving them full control of farming and winemaking from start to finish. Bertani was one of the first to bottle its wines and export to foreign markets. Over the years,...

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Notes about product

These grapes are sourced from the Tenuta Novare vineyards at Arbizzano di Negrar, in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area. The 220 ha vineyards are covered with calcareous-marl soils and are devoted exclusively to the production of Amarone. The vines are vertical-trellised and Guyot trained, with a planting density of 5000 vines/ha.

Winemaking notes

The grapes are set aside to dry on the “aréle” (racks made from bamboo canes), according to the traditional production method. Fermentation in concrete and ageing in large barrels for at least six years give it a stable structure, making it one of the longest-lived red wines in the world. Amarone Classico Bertani ages in Slavonian oak barrels, with an average capacity of 60 hl, for about six years. Then it matures in the bottle for 12+ months.

Tasting notes

This wine shows typical and marked notes of plum, cherry and morello cherry on the nose, followed by a wide variety of aromas: nuts, tea leaves, liquorice and spices. On the palate, there are flavours of red berry fruit, softened by velvety notes of vanilla - a perfect balance with the acidity and tannic notes.

*Revues de presse*

James Suckling

- 95 points -

June 2019

For a 2010, this is still very fresh indeed, showcasing sour cherries, red plums, citrus, orange peel and grenadine. Very linear and tangy on the palate, but the muscular tannins provide depth and power. Medium-to full-bodied and medium-chewy on the vibrant finish. Beautifully crafted and expertly shaped. Flag-bearer for the modern style of Amarone.

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