Sartori de Verona Amarone Corte Bra DOCG 2011 (Valpolicella, Italy) "...dried fruits, ripe berries, plums..."
Vineyard Located in the hillsides north of Verona Podere "Corte Brà".
50% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta
The Corte Brà vineyard is in the northern hills of Verona. Clay and calcareous soil.
The grapes are carefully selected, placed in small crates, and air dried for 3 to 4 months. At optimal dryness, only the best grapes are hand selected and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel for about 30 days. The wine is transferred to traditional tanks for malolactic fermentation and is then aged in various sized oak casks for about 4 years. At least 6 months of bottle ageing follows.
Winery Tasting Notes: Color: Intense, vivid garnet. Bouquet: Dried fruits, ripe berry, and plum. Taste: Rich, velvety, and full-bodied.
"Aromas of dried black-skinned berry, black pepper and underbrush emerge from the glass. The concentrated palate offers black-currant jam, steeped prune, licorice and baking spice alongside fine-grained tannins." Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"A robust, deeply concentrated Amarone. Aromas on the nose and palate of blackberries, smoke, leather, dark spice. Polished tannins, ready to enjoy now. Balanced with a long finish. Pairs well with grilled meats." - Natalie McLean