La Giuva, Amarone della Valpolicella, 2016
Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 70% Corvina , 25% Rondinella, 5% Croatina
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan, Practising Organic
With a complex and ethereal nose, this Amarone has aromatic notes of cherries, blueberries and chocolate, combined with hints of sweet spice. Smooth and powerful, the palate is remarkably fresh and finishes with ripe fruit. This classic Amarone doesn’t disappoint!
The estate was founded by Alberto Malesani, famous in Italy as a former manager of both Fiorentina and Parma. His passion and intelligence is now channelled into this estate, where he is helped by consultant winemaker Lorenzo Caramazza, formerly of Cantina Valpantena. The name La Giuva is an acronym of his daughters’ initials, Giulia and Valentina, who are heavily involved in the business. The balance, concentration and aromatic intensity marks the wines out from the crowd in Valpolicella, and makes La Giuva one of the region’s rising stars.