Country: Italy Region: Veneto Vintage: 2014
Category: Red Wine Color: Red
Producer: Corte Giara
"Corte Giara is the negociant label of Allegrini. The wines are made by Allegrini from fruit bought in from outside their own vineyards. They have a similar stamp of quality that sets them apart from most of the Veronese wines produced at this level.
As you might expect from Allegrini, the Corte Giara Ripasso and Amarone offer outstanding typicity and quality. The Pinot Grigio is more classic than the Alpha Zeta, but with a similar appeal. The 2015 is particularly good."
Product Features: Vegan;Vegetarian
Product Allergens: Sulphites Label
Winemaker: Franco Allegrini
The vineyards are situated in the hilly areas of the Valpolicella DOC, at an altitude of 180-250 metres above sea level. The vineyards face south east and are based on chalky and clay soils. The vines are trained according to the traditional pergola training system with a density of 3,000 vines per hectare. They are on average 28 years old and are pruned with 14-15 buds per vine.
This wine was made using a traditional Veronese practice known as "ripasso". The grapes were destalked and crushed before being fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for nine days with daily pumping over. Second fermentation was on the pomace from amarone in February, giving the wine more body and depth. It spent four months in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and then matured on yeast lees for 11 months in large Slavonian oak barrels prior to bottling, where it remained for two months before release.
Deep ruby red colour with good concentration. Plump red fruit combines well with sweet spices, giving way to delicately spiced herbs. Full and satisfying, with excellent structure and vibrant acidity that create a harmonious balance for a wine that is both smooth and vivacious on the palate.
Food Suggestion: Pairs well with pot roast and braised meats accompanied with polenta, grilled fillet, quail, sliced beef with mushrooms, spare ribs of lamb and medium aged cheeses.
Closure: Natural Cork Acidity [g/l]: 5.6 ABV: 13.5%