Ca dei Frati, Pietro Dal Cero Amarone della Valpolicella, 2013
Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 65% Corvina , 15% Corvina/Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, 5% Croatina
This wine is a deep ruby red colour with intense aromas of cherries, chocolate and sweet spices on the nose. As the wine breathes, balsamic notes emerge to reveal aniseed and wild mint aromas. This wine has great body and acidity, remarkable mineral elegance and prominent yet supple tannins. The finish is long and rounded with delicate hints of coffee and sweet tobacco.
The Dal Cero family has transformed their Ca' dei Frati property, situated on the southern shores of Lake Garda, into a model Italian estate over the past two decades. Back in 1987, they had 12 hectares of vineyard but now, following the purchase of a large chunk of prime vineyard in 2008, they have over 160 hectares. This increase in quantity has been matched by an increase in quality and today they remain the best producer in Lugana.