Alpha Zeta, ‘A’ Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2016

Details

Winery:
Alpha Zeta
Vintage:
2016
Varietal:
90% Corvina, 10% Rondinella
Country:
Italy
Region:
Veneto
Subregion:
Valpolicella
Price:
$56.50
Availability:
Consignment
Inv Status:
In Transit
Alcohol
15 %
Bottle size:
750mL
Btls/Case:
6
Winemaker:
Matt Thomson

Tasting Notes

Deep and intense on the nose with perfumes of dried cherries and blueberries, with notes of spiced autumn fruit compote. On the palate it is powerful but modern, with a lovely balance of ripe tannins, spices, and a concentrated savoury cherry fruit character. A touch of wood smoke completes the long finish. A great food wine.

Technical Notes

Selected grapes were picked in mid September and left to dry in specially ventilated rooms until the end of January. During this time the grapes lost about 40% of their natural weight. The grapes were destemmed and crushed at the end of January. Fermentation temperature was between 18-22C with daily periodic pumping over, while the length of maceration was 20 days. This Amarone was matured in oak (a mixture of large ‘botti’ and French oak barriques) for 18 months.

Awards

Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge 2015
Bronze Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

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