Massimago Amarone della Valpolicella

Wine name: Amarone della Valpolicella
Producer: Massimago
Vintage: 2011
Appellation: Amarone della Valpolicella Docg
Grape Varieties: 70% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella
Vineyards: pergola and guyot between 150 and 300 m.a.s.l.; soils are made of layers of marls and limestones
Winemaking: hand picked and selected. Grapes are dried for about 80 days. The grapes are pressed in January and start a prefermentative maceration that lasts around one week. Fermentation is conducted in stainless stees with temperatures kept below 25 °C, and maceration continue for about 3 weeks. Once maceration is concluded the wine is racked in french oak barriques where malolactic fermentation takes place spontaneously but not necessarily terminate. After one year in barriques the wines is racked in a big oak cask ( 3000 liters ) where it rests for 12 months more.
Ageing: 2 years in oak casks, 12 months in bottles
Total Production: 4000 bt
Commentary: A gorgeous Amarone, deep, complex, elegant
 
Massimago Amarone della Valpolicella