2016 Speri Amarone della Valpolicella Classico ‘Monte Sant’Urbano’Red
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Amarone della Valpolicella
DOCG, Organic, Generational Winery
'Amarone is the king of Veronese wines, combining power and softness that evolves to a Port-like richness with grandeur and depth from 10+ years in the cellar. Released only in the best vintages, Monte Sant’Urbano is a single vineyard blend of 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Corvinone. Select bunches are hand-picked in the last two weeks of September and dried for 110-120 days, losing over 40% of their initial weight. In January, the grapes are de-stemmed and soft-pressed, and both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation is carried out in large oak. The wine is aged for 3 years in a combination of tonneaux and Slovenian oak barrels, followed by 1 year in the bottle. Although Amarone is a powerful and concentrated wine, the Speri style is more medium-bodied, highlighting elegance and finesse. The bouquet is intense and floral with cherries, violets, mint and jammy notes, the palate rich, concentrated and structured with flavours that linger on and on'.