The icon of a territory, Amarone is fully recognized as one of the greatest Italian red wines. In Costa Arente, we begin with a careful manual harvest, checking that each step is masterfuly carried out with craftmanship and care. Each nuance of our Amarone represents the know-how and stylistic code pursued by Costa Arente, aimed at expressing the natural elegance that the Valpolicella terroir transmits to the wine.
The Amarone 2016 has been inserted in the Doctor Wine guide, with a score of 93 points.
It has also been inserted in the Bibenda guide, together with the Amarone 2015, both with a score of 5/5 bunches.
The Amarone 2016 was awarded a score of 92 points by Vinous - Antonio Galloni, while the Amarone 2015 was awarded a score of 91 by Wine Spectator.
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, other grapes as per disciplinary
Valpantena (La Costa di Romagnano - Grezzana)
150-250 m slm
Grapes Training: simple and double Pergola veronese
between 10 and 24 years
2 years in tonneaux, 1 year in Slavonian oak barrels and 1 year in bottle
The grapes are harvested by hand after a careful selection to pick the most suitable bunches for drying. Once placed in the trays, they are put to rest in the loft for at least 3 months, a period in which they lose on average 40% of their weight. Enzymatic processes and the development of noble rot complete the drying process. Towards the beginning of December the grapes are de-stemmed, selected on the sorting table and then pressed. A short cold maceration precedes the alcoholic fermentation which lasts about 2 weeks, with frequent pumping over. This is followed by racking, malolactic fermentation and aging first in tonneaux for 2 years and, subsequently, at least one year in Slavonian oak barrels. Refinement in the bottle lasts at least 1 year before being put on the market.
Intense ruby red color, tending to garnet, dense and deep.
The scent is immediately seductive, with immediate hints of dark cherry: the drying of the grapes then emerges with a note of marasca cherries in alcohol that over time becomes ethereal, with spicy notes of black pepper, cinnamon, and licorice.
At taste, it is full, velvety, with soft tannin, not tired thanks also to the nice acidity that guarantees longevity.
Alcol 16,5% vol., Total Acidity 5,8 g/l, Residual sugars 8 g/l