Amarone della Valpolicella D.O.C. Classico Vigneto Monte Sant'Urbano
Undisputedly symbolic of the Speri company, the Amarone Monte Sant'Urbano is a superb example of a fine, classic wine. It is an extraordinary wine with great complexity and a vigorous structure which has always been top for its elegance and quality. After carefully selecting the best bunches the prestigious Monte Sant'Urbano vineyard, the grapes are left to dry for a long period (3-4 months depending on the vintage year). This creates a wine with plenty of structure and softness which will certainly age well.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Corvina veronese 70%, Rondinella 25%, Corvinone 5%.
VINEYARD: Monte Sant'Urbano estate, in the municipality of Fumane. It extends over a surface area of 19 hectares. Situated on a hill at an altitude of 280 - 350 metres above sea level, the Monte Sant'Urbano vineyard enjoys an excellent exposure to the sun. The calcareous, clayey terrain, of volcanic origin, favors retention of moisture, preventing excessive dryness.
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: Verona pergola system placed on ledges sustained by dry stone walls known as "marogne". A density of 3300 vines per hectare guarantees a yield of 98 quintals per hectare. The vines have an average age of 18 years.
HARVEST: Manual selection of the best bunches end of September/beginning of October. Withering for about 120 days in fruit-drying rooms with ideal conditions in terms of temperature, humidity and ventilation. Loss of 40% of initial weight with a considerable increase in the quantity of sugar.
VINIFICATION: Pressing in the middle of January with a roller crusher-destemmer. Maceration at 16°-18° C of temperature in stainless steel tanks for a period of 36 days with periodic pumping over and délestage. Separation of the skins end of February and completion alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 500 l. oak barrels. Ageing in 500 l Allier oak casks for 24 months and in 20-40 hl. Slovenian oak barrels for 12 months. Refinement in the bottle.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
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the perfect structure but with tannins already soft and open and intense perfumes that give to this Barolo characteristics of power and great elegance. Complex and fragrant when drunk young but with great potential for the ageing.
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