Grapes: 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara
Located in Gargagnago, within the commune of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, this vineyard is part of the Conti Serego Alighieri family property. At 230-265 meters elevation, vineyards face southwest, with red soil rich in humus, on eocenic limestone and clay, with good drainage. Terraces are supported by dry stone walls call ‘marogne.’ Terrain and climatic conditions permit only limited production of very high-quality grapes. Amarone is made with the ancient method of "appassimento," drying of the grapes. Bunches are dried on bamboo racks with natural ventilation. By mid-February, the grapes weigh 35-40% less; only Corvina is affected by botrytis. After delicate pressing, the dried grapes are partially destemmed, fermented for 48 days in large Slavonian oak botti, at cold, natural temperatures until the sugar has transformed to alcohol, with malolactic. Aged 3 years in 6-20 hl Slavonian oak botti, 4 months in cherry wood casks’ minimum 5 months in bottle.
Blue Lifestyle2013 vintage
A vintage with rainfall well above average for the last few years in winter and with not particularly stable temperatures. Spring on the other hand was cold with temperatures generally lower than normal and plentiful rainfall. This led to budding being delayed by about 10-15 days. The abundant rain in the month of May and in parts of June gave way to an ideal summer with high temperatures, which were in fact above the norm for the month of July. This meant the grapes had ideal ripening conditions and were guaranteed to have good levels of acidity and to have accumulated good sugar levels. Picking began on 20th September.
Deep ruby red, almost impenetrable. Elegant intensity of aromas: preserved fruit, dried plums and cocoa. Intense and well balanced on the palate: full bodied with silky tannins and a firm structure. Long finish of ripe cherries and sweet spices.
Ideal with red meats, roasts, and other richly-flavoured dishes. Excellent paired with strong cheeses.
GRAPES: 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara
APPELLATION: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
ACIDITY: 6.10 g/l
points of distinction
- Since 1353, the noble Serego Alighieri family, have been Valpolicella wine growers.
- The term Amarone comes from this old venerated vineyard named Vaio Armaro
- Serego Alighieri Vaio Armaron can age 25 - 30 years.
about the grape +
Corvina has bright, relatively delicate cherry fruit flavors, with high acidity and pronounced aromas of cherry, bitter almond and spice.
– Raffaele Boscaini, General Coordinator of Masi Technical Group
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