Begali – Amarone Classico

Producer: Begali
Wine: Amarone Classico
Grape Variety: 60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
Production Zone: Cengia (Valpolicella)
Altitude: 250 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 17 acres / ¾ ton per acre
Exposure: South East
Soil: Chalky, pebbly limestone and clay
Vinification & Aging: Following harvest in October, the grapes were dried in ventilated and dehumidified lofts to prevent Botrytis. After 3 months, the grapes were pressed and transferred into stainless steel tanks where fermentation and maceration took 30-35 days followed by the malolactic fermentation. Aging took place over a 4 year period in 60hl oak casks. The wine was bottled in November of the fourth year and stayed in the bottle for 1 year prior to release.
Production: 500 cases
Alcohol: 15%
Description: Granite in color. Complex and rich, full bodied and warm
Food Pairing: Roasts, game, grilled meats and cheese.
Amarone Classico