Italy. Veneto. Soave. Leonello Incariano Amarone della Valpolicella 2010. Produced and bottled by Az. Agr. Monte Tondo S.S.
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The Monte Tondo vineyard can be found nestling in the gentle hills of Soave just a few kilometres from Verona on a slope overlooking the valley. Three generations have handed down the precious art of wine-making.
The design of wine cellars, with arches and terracotta bricks, captures the rural style of country villages and is evident in the close ties of old-fashioned flavours that the vineyard has established between its wines and the hills that inspired not only Dante’s poetry but also other famous authors of Italian literature.
DOC This Amarone is a blend of the best grapes from the Valpolicella DOC area, 70% Corvina and 30% Rondinella
Corvina is an Italian wine grape variety used with several other grapes to create the red regional wine Valpolicella and also Amarone. This makes a wine with mild fruity flavor with hints of almond, medium body with light crimson color. The finish is sometimes marked with a sour cherry notes.
Rondinella is often blended with Corvina. These grapes don’t necessarily have high sugar levels and are used in the production of straw wines.
The wine is aged for about 30 months in barrique. After bottling, it is aged a minimum of 10 months.
This Amarone is a very important red wine; deep ruby red verging on garnet; intense fruity bouquet of cherry and dried plum with a floral aroma of dried flowers and a hint of sweet spices; smooth and captivating in the mouth; extremely elegant full-body and long finish.
Open the bottle one hour before tasting. Serve at room temperature.