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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Castel

Wine name:Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Castel

Appellation:AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO DOCG

Zone:Negrar (province of Verona)

Cru:Castel

Vineyard extension (hectares):1.2

Blend:75% Corvina, Corvinone 20% Rondinella 5% Molinara

Vineyard age (year of planting):Corvina, Corvinone 1990 Molinara 1990 Rondinella 1990

Soil Type:Calcarous, silt, clay

Exposure:South-west

Altitude:350 meters above sea level

Colour:Dark ruby red

Nose:Jam, tobacco, chocolate and dried flowers

Flavour:Ripe red fruit, velvety, elegant

Serving temperature (°C):18-20

Match with:Game, braised and stewed meat. Excellent on its own at the end of the meal

Average no. bottles/year:3,200

Grape yield per hectare tons:8.5

Vinification and ageing

The grapes are dried in boxes and on mats naturally till mid December or the beginning of January depending on the vintage. Pressing. Fermentation with temperature control (24 degrees Celsius) in steel vats. The cap is slightly broken daily. The wine matures for 30 months in wood. Finishing in the bottle for 12 months. 

Wine Producer

MAZZI

Website:http://www.robertomazzi.it

Address:Fraz. Sanperetto- Via Crosetta 8 37024 Negrar VR

Owner:Roberto, Stefano and Antonio Mazzi

Year of establishment:1960

Total annual production:50000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):6

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):0.14ha Cabernet sauvignon 4.9ha Corvina and Corvinone 0.35ha Molinara 0.07ha Nebbiolo 1.4ha Rondinella 0.14ha Sangiovese

Vine training system:
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Harvest period:the grapes to be dried are picked on the 20th of September, the others at the beginning of October

Agronomist:Stefano Mazzi

Oenologist:Paolo Caciorgna

History

This estate is located on the hills of Negrar, one of the five municipalities of the historical area for the production of Valpolicella and Amarone wines within the province of Verona.
The Mazzi family has a long tradition in viticulture and wine making (wine was produced here since the early 1900s) and in 1960 Roberto Mazzi, a trained agronomist, started bottling the wines of the vineyards standing on the hills of Calcarole, Castel, Poiega and Villa. The estate was initially called “Sanperetto” after the district where the farmstead was built in the 1800s.
The two sons of Roberto, Antonio and Stefano, are now at the helm and continue the tradition of making excellent Valpolicella Classico, Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella.
The vineyards extension is 7 hectares, all within the Negrar valley and within the Valpolicella Classica zone, and it is divided into five vineyards, which are among the best crus of the appellation. The exposure is south-west, and the grape varieties are the traditional ones: 70% of the vines are Corvina and Corvinone, 20% are Rondinella and 10% are Molinara. The vine training system is guyot and the age of the vines varies from 10 to 35 years. Natural viticulture has always been pursued and grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines.
The wines of the Mazzi family reflect the best characteristics of this wonderful terroir, finesse and fruit are enhanced rather than structure, they are extremely pleasant and drinkable even after many years.
Since the end of the 1980s, Roberto together with his wife Fiorella, has been dedicating himself to cooking, a great passion of his. If you are in the Valpolicella stop at the family’s “eno-agriturismo” and experience a wonderful dinner, with a delightful family and with lovely wines!

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