Corte Giara La Groletta Amarone della Valpolicella, a red wine from Amarone della Valpolicella, Italy.

Corte Giara La Groletta Amarone della Valpolicella

Red Wine
Italy | Region: Amarone della Valpolicella
Vintage: 2017 | Grape: Corvina Veronese & Rondinella
Volume: 75cl | ABV: 15%
Food Pairing: Braised meats, game, duck a l’orange, aged cheeses.

Tasting Notes 

Intense and inviting ruby red. The characteristic hints of cherries and pepper are particularly enjoyable in this wine, followed by subtle nuances of officinal herbs. Dry and well-balanced. The traditional acidic note combines well with the softness of the
fruit to form a satisfying contrast and produce a supple, feisty wine.

Grape variety: 70% Corvina Veronese & 30% Rondinella. 

Vineyards: Hillsides of the Valpolicella production area. 

Vine age: 31 years. 

Harvest: Manual harvest of selected bunches carried out during the second half of September.

Vinification: Naturally dried for 3-4 months in the drying facility. The grapes lose 40% of their original weight. Soft pressing of the loose berries carried out in the first fortnight of January. De-stalking followed by soft crushing of the grapes. Fermentation at a temperature of 8° to 22°C for 22 to 24 days with daily periodic pump overs.

Ageing: 15 months in oak (half in large Slavonian oak, half in second use barriques), 6 months of bottle ageing. 

Best served with: Perfect fit for braised meats, wild game particularly hare, duck a l’orange, aged cheeses, or even try it with European lobster in tomato sauce.

Serving temperature: Serve at 16°C and open an hour before drinking.