2016 Tedeschi Monte Olmi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva
The Monte Olmi is made with Corvina (30%), Corvinone (30%), Rondinella (30%), Molinara, Rossignola, Oseleta, Negrara, Dindarella, Croatina and Forselina (10%) and has been raised for 24-36 months in barrels of Slovenian oak. The vineyard, large 2.5ha, is 20 years old and bears the name Monte Olmi. It is located at Pedemonte di Valpolicella, in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area. The Riserva is only made in the best years such as 2016.
The grapes are picked by hand at the end of September/beginning of October. The grapes are then dried under a controlled temperature and humidity for a period of about 4 months. As a result, the grapes lose about 30 to 40% of their weight. Then the grapes are gently pressed and the fermentation process is started. This fermentation takes place at a low temperature of about 15ºC and lasts about 2 months. The aging of the wine is continued in Slovenian oak barriques for a period of 2-3 years. After the wine has been bottled, the bottles are left for another 6 months in the cellars of the domain for further maturation before being sold.
The Tedeschi Capitel Monte Olmi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva has a beautiful intense ruby red wine with hints of cherries, raspberries, currants and Slovenian oak. The taste is full and robust, with a good structure and confirms the smells. The finish is long. This wine has had three red glasses in the Gambero Rosso for years, the highest rating!
The Tedeschi family is also seen as one of the godfathers of the Amarone. The family has been producing wines since 1630. Renzo Tedeschi is a distinguished winemaker and belongs to the top internationally. Despite all this, it is still a real family business because the children Antoinette, Sabrina and Riccardo have also joined the company.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Amarone della Valpolicella|
|Winery||Azienda Agricola Fratelli Tedeschi|
|Grape||Corvinone, Rondinella, Rossignola|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||94|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Flexible, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch|