2016 Tedeschi Monte Olmi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva

Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Amarone della Valpolicella
Winery Azienda Agricola Fratelli Tedeschi
Year 2016
Grape Corvinone Rondinella Rossignola
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (16%)
Drink window 2022 - 2040
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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.

Vineyard for 2016 Tedeschi Monte Olmi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva

Tedeschi is one of the undisputed highlights of the Valpolicella. Not only the wines from dried grapes, but also the 'normal' Valpolicellas may count as specialties of the family business Tedeschi. Father Renzo has now handed things over to his son Riccardo, who is now putting the finishing touches. This newly new generation gives the company some extra impulses, for example with a surprising new Valpolicella. Partly due to the maturation of eight or ten months in French oak, Riccardo creates an unrecognizable powerful Valpolicella, something completely different from the light wine we are used to. This wine comes from Fabriseria's own vineyard, from which a fantastic Amarone is harvested in peak years.

Tedeschi makes a wide range of wines, not only red, but also white from grapes from neighboring regions such as Soave and Bianco die Custoza. Some of the grapes are purchased from other producers. In that case, Tedeschi exercises intensive supervision during the growing season on the state of affairs in the vineyard. The best wines come from our own vineyards from the heart of the region, the Valpolicella Classico. With a few other producers, Tedeschi is committed to stricter rules for Valpolicella, Amarone and Recioto. It is rightly believed here that wines based on too high yields, originating from the fertile Po area, are actually unworthy of the DOC Valpolicella. And these wines certainly do not match the perfectionism of special Valpolicella producers such as Fratelli Tedeschi.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Amarone della Valpolicella
Winery Azienda Agricola Fratelli Tedeschi
Grape Corvinone, Rondinella, Rossignola
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2016
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2040
Alcohol % 16
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
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
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