Wine Detail

Amarone della Valpolicella

Wine name:Amarone della Valpolicella

Appellation:Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Zone:Marcellise (province of Verona)

Vineyard extension (hectares):4.67

Blend:75% Corvina and Corvinone 15% Rondinella 10% Oseleta

Vineyard age (year of planting):Corvina and Corvinone 2000 Oseleta 2000 Rondinella 2000

Soil Type:rocky, volcanic

Exposure:South-east

Altitude:390 meters above sea level

Colour:Deep ruby red

Nose:Complex, spices, pepper, cherry

Flavour:Incredibly drinkable, complex, well balanced

Serving temperature (°C):16

Match with:meat dishes, game, cheese

Average no. bottles/year:15,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:3

Vinification and ageing

The clusters or Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta are harvested and placed in crates to dry till mid January. Pressing, fermentation and maceration with the skins for 15/20 days. Pumping over of the must and delestage. The wine matures in new oak barriques for 12 months after which it is blended in large oak casks where it matures for further 6 months. Finishing in the bottle for 6 months.

Wine Producer

TORRE D'ORTI

Website:http://www.torredorti.com/

Address:Via Salvo d'Acquisto 37036 Marcellise Verona

Owner:Luciano and Franco Piona

Year of establishment:2000

Total annual production:71500

Total vineyard extension (hectares):10.61

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):10.61ha Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta

Vine training system:
Cordon spur
Guyot

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

Type of viticulture:in the conversion phase to be certified organic

Harvest period:end of September/beginning of October

Agronomist:Luciano Piona

Oenologist:Franco and Luciano Piona

History

Azienda Agricola Torre d’Orti is located in Marcellise, in the Valpolicella zone, province of Verona.

The estate, in the Valpolicella area, is named after the ancient watchtower of the Castle of Montorio. Terracing where the farmers used to grow olives, grain and vines can still be seen. The Piona family recently purchased this land and planted vineyards with the indigenous varietals of Valpolicella. The soil here is the typical red soil of the area mixed with white chalk. This type of soil combined with the altitude gives great elegance to the wines and makes them suitable for a long ageing. As in the other two estates, natural practices are followed in the vineyards, the grape yield is kept low and only the best clusters are vinified. Modern technology is used in the cellar bearing tradition in mind. The wines produced are: Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, Valpolicella DOC, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC and Rosso Provincia di Verona IGT.

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