Story of the wine:
Well-made Amarone is one of Italy's glories; it is a rich, deep flavoured wine with a dry, bitter finish on the palate. The wine is made by selecting the ripest bunches of grapes, drying them for several months on wooden slats or trays, then pressing and fermenting them. The effect of drying is to reduce the water content so that the wine produced has more concentration of flavour. It is ideal with any strongly flavoured or rich food, particularly meat and cheese. Case Vecie is Brigaldara’s top Amarone.
Grape(s): 40% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 10% Others
Area: San Floriano in the centre of the Classico region of Valpolicella. For the Case Vecie wine the grapes come from a 7.5ha vineyards in Grezzana
Brigaldara is one of the best producers of Amarone, a wine that is now beginning to be regarded as one of Italy’s jewels. Made from dried grapes in the Valpolicella’s Classico (and best) region and with a full, dry flavour. An enormous, muscular wine with tones of damsons and herbs that is best drunk with game or strongly flavoured cheese.
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