Amarone della Valpolicella D.O.C.

Critical Acclaim

Wine Enthusiast
90 Points
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold Medal 2014
International Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal 2014

“Rocca Sveva Amarone is dark and inky in color. Its palate is full of lovely ripe, juicy red fruit over a background of light balsamic… floral notes upon entry followed by a dry, very elegant progression on the palate.”
Filippo Pedron, Winemaker Rocca Sveva Estate

GRAPES: 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

GROWING AREA: The vineyards are located in the Valpolicella DOC zone; soil is calcareous.

HARVEST PERIOD: Hand-picked during the first 10 days of October. Only the healthiest and ripest clusters are harvested.

VINIFICATION & MATURATION: The hand-picked clusters are set to dry on “drying racks” for at least three months in special temperature- and humidity-controlled lofts, losing up to 50 to 60% of their water content by the time they undergo fermentation. The must ferments at low temperatures (50°F) for some 25-30 days. When the alcohol reaches two-thirds of its final level, the wine is put into stainless steel tanks at 68°F to finish fermentation. The wine is then matured in oak casks for a minimum of 24 months, followed by an additional twelve months in the bottle.

APPEARANCE: Rich ruby with garnet highlights
BOUQUET: Complex and multi-layered, with aromas of cherry, dried fruit and wild red berries
PALATE: Notable depth and breadth, well-structured, full tannins, and a delicious long-lingering finish

PAIRINGS: Wild game and red meats, as well as aged cheeses. Elegant when sipped by itself. Decant a few hours before serving

ALCOHOL: 14.5%

SERVING TEMPERATURE: Best enjoyed at 60F.