Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva “Fieramonte” by Allegrini
Discover the unparalleled beauty and complexity of the Amarone della Valpolicella Docg Classico Riserva “Fieramonte” by Allegrini, a vintage 2015 gem that has garnered a rare 100-point score from Decanter. This prestigious wine originates from the Valpolicella Classica region in Fumane, Verona, where vineyards sit at an impressive altitude of 415 meters above sea level. The unique soil—loose, pebbly, and imbued with magnesium and iron—ensures the vines yield grapes of extraordinary character.
Handpicked with care in the middle of September, the grape blend consists of 45% Corvina Veronese, 45% Corvinone, 5% Rondinella, and 5% Oseleta. These grapes undergo a natural partial drying process, shedding 40-50% of their weight, which concentrates their flavors and aromas. Post de-stemming and soft pressing in January, fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures. The wine is then aged for 48 months in French oak barriques, blended for six additional months, and spends about a year ageing in the bottle.
The climatic conditions of the 2015 vintage were idyllic for grape cultivation, featuring high temperatures and timely rainfall, leading to complete aromatic and phenolic ripening. The near absence of rain during the harvest allowed for uninterrupted work, resulting in a wine that promises to be complex and long-lived. With an alcohol content of 16.69% and balanced acidity, the Fieramonte Amarone initially unfolds with dark fruit flavors that gradually give way to a tapestry of spices, coffee, and medicinal herbs.
The palate experience is as decisive as it is elegant; a full-bodied wine with robust tannins, balanced exquisitely by a supple acidic backbone. Best savored at 18°C and ideally opened an hour before consumption, this wine has an extraordinary ageing potential of more than 20 years. With its 100-point accolade from Decanter and available in 750 ml and 1.5 L bottles, the Fieramonte Amarone Classico Riserva stands as a testament to Italian winemaking excellence—a sublime experience that speaks volumes of its venerable terroir. Cheers to a wine of extraordinary depth and longevity!