Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Farina
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG by Farina winery is a superb Amarone and true pride of Valpolicella Classica, born from a careful selection of Veronese grapes left to dry in typical drying rooms called "fruttaio" for about 4 months. The blend is, in fact, made of 50% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 10% between Molinara, Oseleta and Turchetta grapes, grown in the municipality of San Pietro in Cariano. After a manual harvest and a first selection in the vineyard of the best grapes, the bunches are subjected to a natural over-ripening for about 120 days in the fruit cellar, with a consequent 40% drop in their weight and increase in sugars. Once the grapes are crushed, destemmed and left to macerate at low temperatures for about 10 days, the winemaking process proceed with fermentation on selected yeasts through frequent, soft pumping over and délestage. The wine is ready for its final racking and maturation for 24 months 30% in barriques, 70% in Slavonian oak barrels, followed by refinement in the bottle.
This Amarone wine has a ruby red colour with garnet undertones. The meticulous control of the grapes during their drying and wood-aging has developed complex aromas and flavours: ethereal, spicy notes, with hints of cherry, black cherry and raspberry, currant, cocoa and balsamic notes. In the mouth it is warm, full, of great structure, soft and well balanced, giving one of the best expressions of Valpolicella's tradition, terroir and passion. We suggest serving it at 18-20 °C, taking care to uncork the bottle at least half an hour before serving.
FOOD MATCHING SUGGESTIONS
Farina's Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG is a fine and refined wine, capable of giving its best if combined with game, as well as roasts and extra-aged cheese.
For the Farina Family, wine is a sort of inevitable legacy, embraced with conviction, passion and above all love. For Claudio, Elena and Alessandro Farina, love is in producing wine and telling what happens in the vineyard and in the cellar, with transparency and honesty.