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Giuseppe Lonardi, Amarone Classico D.O.C.
(ah-mah-ROH-nay dayla vahl-pohl-ee-CHAY-lah KLAH-see-ko)

 

Tasting Notes: Matured for 22 months in French barriques, it is a neo-classic Italian wine that will age for 15 years, and a very limited production. Of all the wines of Italia, none is more breath-takingly unique than the wine of Verona called Amarone. And, in our opinion, few make it better than Giuseppe Lonardi. His Amarone is remarkably port-like and very concentrated, with powerful, heady aromas of dried fruit potpourri, chocolate, cedar chest, and exotic spice. The production is micro, and it shows in this luxurious, breathtaking wine. That is one reason why this monumental wine will age for 30+ years.

Location Veneto, Italia.
(Town of Marano)
7 hectares.
Soil Dense clay.
Estate Giuseppe Lonardi.
(ju-ZEP-ay lo-NAHR-dee)
Vine Spurred Cordon. Tendone.
4,000 vines/hectare.
.5 bottle/plant yield.
Winemaker Giuseppe Lonardi.
(ju-ZEP-ay lo-NAHR-dee)
Vinification Fermentation in stainless steel for 25 days. Grapes are raisined for 90 days.
Varietals 75% Corvina,
20% Molinara,
5% Rondinella.
Barrel 2nd passage Slavonian tonneaux. 2nd passage Slavonian barrels.
Residual Sugar 4.5 grams per liter. Maturation 24 months in the barrel.
6-10 months in the bottle.
Acidity 5.5 grams per liter. Vintage Production 750 cases.
Alcohol 15.0% by volume. Foot Fairing Ossobuco, Porcini mushroom rispotto, and aged balsamic over bleu cheese.
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