6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $166.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara
94 Points, Wine Advocate
The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Monte Sant’Urbano is a monumental achievement that shows what Amarone can do in a great vintage like 2009. There’s enormous power and substance here, backed by luscious prune, blackberry, cherry liqueur, cola and chewing tobacco. This single vineyard blend is 70% Corvina and Corvinone, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara. This wine is built to last.
The Monte Sant’Urbano property in the municipality of Fumane: located on a hill at between 280 and 350 m./a.s.l., it benefits from excellent exposure to sunlight. The average age of the vines is high. Manual selection of the finest bunches followed by drying for around 100 days, with a loss of about 40% in the weight of the grapes. These are destemmed and pressed and fermentation with maceration takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. 24 months in 500 l. French oak tonneaux and 18 months in medium-to-large Slavonian oak casks. Maturation in bottle for 12 months.