Amarone della Valpolicella Docg “Valmezzane” by Corte Sant’Alda
Corte Sant’Alda is known for its flagship wine, the Amarone, which is made from a selection of Corvina, Rondinella, and Corvinone grapes grown in the winery’s Roaro, Valletta, Bosco, Pra Alto, and Retratto vineyards located in the Val di Mezzane region at an altitude of 350 meters. The mild climate and limestone-rich soil of this area, influenced by nearby Lake Garda and its cooling breezes, contribute to the unique character of the grapes.
At Corte Sant’Alda, the philosophy is to allow the vineyard to follow its natural process, intervening only when necessary. This approach results in a lively vineyard with a range of scents and colors that offer distinct feelings and emotions. These same emotions can be found in the Amarone, which is made from grapes that have been dried for 120 days in special wooden boxes. The wine is then fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for at least 48 months in French oak barrels ranging in size from 5 to 25 hectoliters. During this time, the Amarone continues to develop in intensity and complexity, and in the glass, it offers a full-bodied, fresh wine with jammy berry flavors and hints of spice and coffee.