Azienda Agricola Monte Zovo, Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2017

£32.50 (75cl)

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SKU: ITMO0517B

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The vines have an average age of 12 years. Sun exposure: North-South and East-West. Soil composition: calcareous marls. Training system: Guyot. Vines density 6.000 cp/ha. Yield per ha: among 4 and 5 tons. The vineyards are certified for respect for biodiversity according to “bio-diversity friendly” criteria. The grapes are destemmed and pressed. The must is fermented in stainless steel tanks: the temperature during the first phase of maceration is between 2° and 5° C (at the same temperature of the grapes leaving the drying facility). The fermentation lasts about 20 days and takes place at temperatures between 20° and 24° C. The ageing takes place in Tonneaux and Barriques and lasts approximately 24 months. The wine is then blended in stainless steel tanks where it remains for 6 months. The wine refines in bottle for 12 months before commercial release.

Tasting note

Deep red in colour, with garnet highlits, it has a great texture. On the nose it has ripened and evolved aromas such as cooked fruit, black currant and blackberry. Hints of sweet spices such as chocolate, coffee, with a balsamic touch. On the palate it is incisive and full of character. Long aftertaste on spicy and ethereal notes.

About the producer

The Monte Zovo range is produced from across 140 hectares of family-owned vineyards to express the principal denominations of the Verona area – Valpolicella,
Garda and Lugana – with their origins in the Valpolicella Classico area near Fumane. Diego Cottini is the principal winemaker, backed in Valpolicella by renowned
consultant Riccardo Cotarella. They now own 50 hectares on the Tregnano hillside, home to some fine Amarone-producing vineyards (including the prized 12-
hectare Zovolo plot) with the best orientation and suitable elevation. Diego is convinced of the importance of altitude for the production of high quality grapes; all the vineyards are between 450 – 600 metres above sea level.



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