The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Amarone della Valpolicella, Monte Tondo Riserva

A Signor Amarone, still evolving / maturing, but the bottle age gives this wine real majesty. Monte Tondos Amarone Riserva is made from a blend of the best quality grapes they obtain from their vineyard in Valpolicella DOC. The grapes are hand-harvested in early October. After picking they put the grapes in boxes and leave them to dry in special, dry and well ventilated rooms called “fruttai”. By the end of January, the grapes have lost around 40-45% of their juice and are ready for vinification. The wine is aged for 60 months in large slavonian oak barrel (30hl). The finished wine must be aged in bottle for a minimum of 6 months before release.

This Amarone della Valpolicella, Monte Tondo Riserva – On the nose it shows blackberry and candied cherry. Large chopped tobacco spice and woody liquorice with chocolate and coffee powder . On the palate it has high intensity. Mouthcoating and full bodied, sweet and very intense. Soft rounded tannins with tobacco and liquorice. A very long fruity finish.

Have it with grilled lamb; meaty sausage and Pachino tomato; Troccoli with amatriciana; gorgonzola cheese; dried fruit (almonds, walnuts and walnuts), nougat with Bronte pistachios.

Uncork and decant before serving at a temperature of 18-20 ° C in a wide balloon glass.

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