Brolo Dei Giusti, Amarone della Valpolicella, 2011
Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 90% Corvina/Corvinone , 10% Rondinella
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable
This wine is ruby in colour with an intensity that suggest a long – ageing potential. On the note it shows delicate aromas of cocoa and sweet spices with hints of red berried and dark cherries under spirit. The palate is intense and round with smooth tannins and a warming sensation that is well balanced with the elegant and intense flavours that carry from the nose. It has a long and persistent finish.
In northern Italy a ‘Brolo’ is a walled vineyard, similar to a French ‘Clos’. Cantina Valpantena directly farms three Broli which make up a total of 13 hectares. One of them is in the heart of the Valpantena valley while the other two are in Montorio, on the Val Squaranto side. Stefano Casali, Valpantena’s head agronomist, manages these vineyards. He has been able to reduce the use of spraying, carefully control water consumption and eliminate the use of weed killers. The knowledge and results that Stefano gains from these vineyards are then used to advise other Valpantena growers on their viticulture. These efforts have been formally recognized and the Broli vineyards are accredited with VIVA Sustainable Viticulture certification.