Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG “Campo Leon” by Ilatium
Winemaking Process: The grapes used for this wine undergo a careful winemaking process, starting with their destemming and pressing in the month of January. The pressed grapes then undergo cold maceration before being fermented for 20-30 days in controlled conditions. The fermentation process is carefully managed, with frequent pumping over and movement of the grapes, to ensure the full expression of their flavors and aromas. The temperatures during fermentation are kept between 18°C and 25°C.
Aging Process: The Amarone della Valpolicella by Ilatium Morini undergoes a unique aging process that sets it apart from other Amarones. The wine is aged for 30 months in a combination of French and North American oak barrels with capacities of 220-500 litres. This aging process imparts subtle notes of oak and vanilla into the wine, adding depth and complexity to its character. After this extensive barrel aging, the wine is then further aged for 8-10 months in the bottle, allowing it to develop even further and reach its full potential. The result is a beautifully crafted Amarone that showcases the best of the region’s winemaking heritage.
Grape Blend: This wine is a harmonious blend of 70% corvina and corvinone, 20% rondinella, and 10% croatina and oseleta.
Terroir: The grapes for this wine are grown in calcareous soils located over 200 meters above sea level, which imbues the wine with unique characteristics and adds to its complexity.
Alcohol Content: This wine has an alcohol content of 16.5%.
Appearance: With a clear, intense, and vibrant ruby red color, this wine is a feast for the eyes.
Aroma: The aroma of this wine is intense, complex, and almost rich, with perceived ethereal hints and notes of ripe red berries and cherry, with spicy notes of nutmeg, hints of cocoa, vanilla, and black pepper.
Palate: The wine’s palate is warm and smooth, with elegant tannins that are perceptible yet refined. This wine is full-bodied, offering a truly luxurious drinking experience.
Ageability: This wine has excellent aging potential, and will continue to grow and improve over the next 10-15 years.
Food Pairing: This wine pairs perfectly with the rarest and richest bistecca, offering a truly indulgent dining experience.
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