Corte Giara, Amarone della Valpolicella, 2020
Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 70% Corvina 30% Rondinella
This wine is intensely perfumed with an inviting ruby red colour. The characteristic hints of black cherry and freshly ground black pepper are followed by subtle balsamic and herbal nuances on the nose. Dry and well-balanced, the characteristic acidity combines well with the softness of the fruit to produce a supple and powerful wine.
The grapes for the Cortegiara Amarone are grown in vineyards located in the hills of the Valpolicella area, in Colline di Grezzana, Montorio and Marcellise. The vineyards are situated at 180-250 metres above sea level and face south-east, on chalky, well- drained soils. They are pergola trained, with about 3,000 vines per hectare. The vines are 31 years old on average and are pruned with 14-15 buds per fruiting cane.
Corte Giara is the negociant label of Allegrini. The wines are made by Allegrini using fruit sourced from outside their own vineyards. They have a similar stamp of quality that sets them apart from most of the Veronese wines produced at this level. As you might expect from Allegrini, the Valpolicella Ripasso and Amarone offer outstanding typicity and quality.