Luciano Arduini Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico 2017
- Rich, full-bodied
Mama mia! This is one reliable wine - our favourite Amarone della Valpolicella has achieved another 98pt gold medal! Did someone say something about consistency? Either Luciano Arduini has Luca Maroni in his pocket, or the wine is absolutely, irrefutably, irrevocably, equally as good as the 2014 and 2015.
Amarone (dry red wine from semi-dried grapes; brings more concentrated flavour, acid, body… everything) and Luciano Arduini are one of the top producers of this style. You’d expect to pay triple figures for any example, let alone one of the best. But here we are with something that smacks of fruitcake, super-rich chocolate and spice, plus heady wafts of oaken-rich deliciousness. There is nothing in moderation here. More is more is more.
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- Blend Info
- 60% Corvina 20% Corvinone 15% Rondinella 5% Molinara
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From the producer
Ruby red in colour with an intense and elegant bouquet. A full-bodied and strong flavour that's warm, soft, velvety and long-lasting. The perfect accompaniment to game, spit-roasted meat, roasts and mature cheese.
The grapes are harvested in the first twenty days of September. The finest and healthiest bunches are placed in trays, taking the utmost care not to damage the grapes. They are then moved to dedicated dry and well-ventilated fruit stores where they are left to wither until winter, losing up to 40% of their weight. De-stalking and gentle pressing. Maceration lasting approx. 45 days during which time manual punching down and pumping over is carried out. Fermentation temperature: 10-20°C. After being drawn off, the wine is transferred into casks and then into large Slavonian oak barrels. After being left to mature for around 24 months, the wine then undergoes further ageing in the bottle.
Don't box Veneto in. From Prosecco to Amarone, this prolific North-East Italian region is the the biggest DOC producer in Italy (that means it produces wines of excellent and legislated quality). You'll also find Valpolicella and Soave, so you could seriously just stock your cellar with Veneto vino and you'd be set for a rainbow of styles, and all wicked wines.