Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva “Ca’ Florian” by Tommasi
Tasting Notes: A deep ruby red with garnet highlights, on the nose it displays an elegant and very complex bouquet, with notes of ripe red fruits (cherries, blackberries and plums) along with spicy nuances of licorice and bitter cocoa. It is full-bodied and austere on the palate, with rich tannins and a very long, splendidly fresh finish.
Serving Suggetions: A great “meditation wine” for drinking on its own, its full-bodied yet elegant style also goes well with game, red meats and mature cheeses.
Origin: From the Pergola Veronese-trained vines of the prestigious Ca’ Florian vineyard, in the hilly area of Pedemonte in the Valpolicella Classica zone.
Vinification and Maturation: Harvest and manual selection of the grapes in 5-6 kg crates. After further selection, the grapes are left to dry in a well-ventilated loft for 100 days on the traditional racks known as “arele.” The grapes are pressed in January and a slow fermentation then takes place for 30 days in oak vats, using exclusively indigenous yeasts. Maturation lasts 4 years, for the first year in barriques and for the subsequent 3 years in 35 hl Slavonian oak casks. Amarone Ca’ Florian then ages in bottle for at least a year.