Amarone, classic wine from the Valpolicella region, is a new, exciting venture for the Pieropan family. It comes
from the desire to test our skills with the Valpolicella zone, which though a neighbour of Soave, is very different and
completely unique. It stems also from the desire to make a top red wine, both rich and structured, but also elegant
and fine in line with the whole Pieropan range.
Denomination: Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG.
Grape varieties: Corvina: 60%
Corvinone, Rondinella, Croatina: 30%
Old traditional Valpolicella varieties: 5%
Geographical location: Val d’Illasi in the Cellore d’Illasi hills in the Valpolicella zone
Vineyard characteristics: South facing, with chalky, clay soils, situated at an altitude of 350-500m above
Training: Guyot, with 5800 vines per hectare, pruned to 8 buds per vine.
Defence method: Production all organic certificated
Buds per vine: 6-8 buds per vine
Average age of vines: Planted in 2000.
Yields: After drying, 20 hl/ha per hectare (0.5 kg per vine)
Harvesting: The grapes from the Cellore d’Illasi on the Garzon hill, are hand-picked into
small boxes during September.
Drying: the grapes are dried naturally
Vinification: The grapes are pressed and de-stemmed. The must is fermented at 23-24°C
for approximately 30 days during which time pumping over and punching
down the cap takes place every day.
Ageing: The wine ages in 500litre barrels for 36 months followed by a year in bottle
brilliant and intense ruby red in colour
characterful wine a heady perfume of black cherries, blackberries and plums
on the palate it is complex and rounded, whit a powerful structure supporting
the fruit and a lovely freshness on the finish. A wine with plenty of character
whit the potential to age well
Food matching: It makes an excellent partner for game dishes, grilled or braised meat, powerfully
flavoured and mature cheeses. It is also ideal served among friends at the end
of the meal. Serve at 16-18°C.