2017 Pieropan Amarone della Valpolicella Vigna Garzon
Amarone, the classic wine made from dried grapes from the Valpolicella region, is another relatively new and exciting venture for the Pieropan family. This one stems from the desire to test their skills with the Valpolicella area which, although a good neighbor of Soave, is very different and completely unique. It also stems from the desire to make a top red wine that is both rich and structured, but also elegant and fine and naturally in line with the entire Pieropan range.
This wine is made from the grape varieties Corvina (60%), Corvinone, Rondinella, Croatina (30%) and old traditional Valpolicella varieties (5%) that come from southern vineyards, with calcareous clay soils, located at an altitude of 350- 500m above sea level. The grapes are picked by hand in September and then dried naturally. The grapes are then pressed and destemmed. The must is fermented at 23-24°C for about 30 days, during which time it is continuously pumped over. Finally, the wine ages in 500 liter barrels for 36 months, followed by 1 year in the bottle before being released on the market.
This characterful wine shines out of the glass with its beautiful intense ruby red color. The wine has an intoxicating perfume of black cherries, blackberries and plums on the nose. Complex and rounded on the palate, with a powerful structure that supports the fruit and a nice freshness on the finish. A wine of great character with the potential to age well. This wine is an excellent combination with game dishes, grilled or stewed meat and strong-tasting and ripe cheeses. Also delicious to serve at the end of a nice dinner. Serve at 16-18°C.
Fun fact: wine is produced Biodynamically and is certified organic
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Amarone della Valpolicella|
|Grape||Corvina, Croatina, Rondinella|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Flexible, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch|