Amarone & Valpolicella wines from 2015
Valpolicella is in the middle of a golden age. In addition to the input of energy, innovation, and sensitivity that the new generations are introducing into the system, there is the climate-friendly hand, which has given the wine production sector in 2015 a good basis, on which to build a memorable vintage. A long, warm but not dry season – with little but regular rainfall – has given the plants a good regularity, with healthy and concentrated bunches.
According to Olga Bussinello, director of the Consorzio di Tutela Vini Valpolicella, “with the 2015 Amarone has reached its full elegance and maturity of aromatic style and taste. According to the experts, the year in which this Preview was presented managed to elevate the aromas and flavors of 2013 and others of clear varietal origin, resulting more decisive in persistence and richness, but at the same time enhancing finesse and elegance”.
This state of grace of the grapes, due to a combination of ideal climatic conditions during the harvest year, has continued even afterward inside the drying rooms, where the grapes are dried long and slowly, enriching the composition of the grapes.
“The organoleptic elegance – explains Diego Tomasi, of the Research Centre for Viticulture-Crea of Conegliano – which has united all seventy samples tasted, is given by a strong aromatic complexity supported by a young and tense body. In fact, if the values of the aromatic indicators related to fruit (fresh, ripe, jam) and spices are almost the same as those of 2013, but at higher values, in 2015 the scent values of vegetable (fresh and aromatic herbs) and balsamic (mint, citron) were much more pronounced to characterize and enhance the complexity of the vintage”.
In short, a vintage that not only achieves and exceeds in quality the typical sensory parameters of both 2014 and 2013, but that could be included in the historical vintages of the last 30 years, like 2011, 2001 and 2000, as declared to WineNews by the Dg and oenologist of Cantina di Negrar, Daniele Accordini.