Amarone della Valpolicella Cavolo Brigaldara comes from the municipality of Grezzana; the harvest is manual and is carried out in the second half of October. During the vinification the grapes undergo a traditional drying, they are vinified in red in presence of peels for the whole fermentation process with 2 daily pumpings. The Amarone della Valpolicella Cavolo Brigaldara ages 1 year in barrique and 2 years in oak barrels, then ages in bottle.
NOTES: Amarone “Cavolo” comes from a careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and from very rigorous management of the drying. The grapes dedicated to the production of Amarone are the best exposed and the most sparse. The set-aside of the grapes is preceded by a very careful selection in the vineyard aimed at eliminating the damaged bunches and those that do not have the ideal characteristics for a high-quality drying. The grapes are left to dry for about 120 days, at the end of which the vinification takes place. The vinification is structured in such a way as to favor the transfer by the skin of all the noble components. Amarone “Cavolo” is a wine that binds very much to the traditional production method, using only large-volume wooden containers capable of evolving the wine in the three years of aging without distorting the aromatic profile
Every year Brigaldara produces around 300,000 bottles from the ca. 50 hectares of vineyards. Brigaldara ’s mission has always aimed at the production of quality wines that represent its territory. This philosophy is put into practice by constantly searching for the perfect balance between growth and fruit production in each vineyard, without forcing the plants.
The cellar is structured into two different levels in order to preserve the peculiarities of our grapes. This enables us to move the wine naturally, using gravity, without exposing it to unhealthy external pressures. Great attention is paid to the fermentation phase, which is spontaneous and tries to guarantee maximum expression to the wine. Refinement is carried out by using both large and small woods, carefully selected to ensure the respect of the bouquet.