Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico N'C' Rian 2017
Authentic Amarone from one of the region's most interesting, organic growers. The Venutrini brothers have gone back to the roots of this most sought after wine and use all five permitted grape varieties in a blend that is both elegant and intense. Highly regarded and well noted by Robert Parker.
93 in Robert Parker
The vineyard has made wine naturally since 1980 and specialise in taking traditional methods and fine tuning them to make wines of exceptional quality and substance. Grass is grown between the vines which are worked individually to provide the best distribution of leaf coverage. Harvesting by hand in the second week of October generally and the grapes are then hand sorted and left to dry naturally until the end of December. No chemical treatments of any kind are used and the wine undergoes natural clarification and light filtration. It is matured for 4-5 months in the tank before moving to oak casks for 30 months and then on to barriques for 10-12 months and a further 6 months in the bottle. Slow work on this fine wine produces depth of fruit and excellent structure.
Ruby red colour with a concentrated red and blackberry fruit nose with hints of spice. Intense, complex, well-balanced, rounded palate with wild berry fruit, plum and hints of dark chocolate and winter spice. The sweetness is present but low with a good balance between acidity and tannins. Long, fine, elegant finish.