I Saltari Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2012
I Saltari Amarone della Valpolicella has a purplish red colour of good intensity and density. It eludes aroma of fine cherry, blackberry, spicy scent and subtle hints of vanilla, dried figs and aromatic herbs. The palate has ample black cherry flavours with hints of vanilla, chocolate and tobacco. The bouquet has a good persistence on the palate, with elegant sweet tannins and a pleasant velvety balsamic tone. The aftertaste has a good balance and warm envelope.
A blend of 50% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard is grown on terraced hillside position from 150 – 300m above sea level. The soil has very calcareous composition with moderate alkalinity and an exploration of the average depth of the roots. The scarce water availability and the high surface stoniness create the condition for a very low production but of extreme quality.
The grapes are harvested by hand in small boxes and left to dry for a period of about 3 months. The must ferments for a long time, for about 30-40 days, then the wine is transferred to cask and barrique where it ages for 25 months.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
– 91 Points
Aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit, mocha and cooking spices emerge from the glass. The forward, one-dimensional palate offers blackberry jam, star anise and tobacco alongside chewy tannins. Drink through 2026
– 84 Points
– 17 / 20 Points