AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO DOCG ‘CORTE MANARA’ WINE FROM VENETO
(Amarone della Valpolicella from San Pietro in Cariano, Verona)
“Corte Manara” 2012 is a distinctive wine thanks to its history, characteristics, indigenous grape varieties and production methods which involve the use of dried grapes.
Corvina 70%, Rondinella 20%, Corvinone 10%
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
Amarone retains an intense ruby red colour, with garnet reflections when ageing. First of all, it is a complex wine. In the nose there are intense fruity aromas: cherry liqueur, black fig, carob, blackberry jam and dark plum notes are just some of the hints that come in the nose. The spicy notes come at a later time, such as green peppercorn, cocoa powder and above all, cinnamon nuances. On the palate, Amarone is rich in high alcohol and flavours of black cherries, brown sugar, and dark chocolate, that perfectly embrace its medium-light acidity. The slightly chocolatey taste, the scent of figs and molasses, make Amarone Corte Manara a unique product. Its body is round and deep as a result of makes this beautiful dark wine incredibly pleasant to drink. In conclusion, it is very balanced and it has a great ageing potential.
FLAVOUR STYLE: Full-body Red
PARING – What do I pair with?
Meat dishes pair beautifully with Amarone, especially those in more traditional style, such as grilled steaks, wild boar or venison. Also goat goulash, beef short-ribs, and pot roast of beef cooked in red wine promise a great meal next to Corte Manara.
ABOUT MANARA VINI
Manara’s Family cultivates vineyards and produces wines in San Floriano since 1950. Three years after the story continues, the Manara family carries on the tradition of wine production, respecting the environment and the naturalness of their land.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins in the last week of October and farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the wooden mats to be dried. Drying process lasts approximately from 100 to 120 days. Then, after soft pressing, maceration lasts approximately from 40 to 60 days while the fermentation takes place at the same time in stainless steel tanks. After the wine goes directly to different French oak barrels, where Amarone matures for 24 months.
Consequently ageing, Amarone Corte Manara remains ten months more in the bottle before the release.
HARVEST: from October 20th to 30th
Amarone della Valpolicella – More Details
ABV: 15% Vol
VOLUME: 750 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 6.000