L'Arco Amarone Della Valpolicella 2015
Luca Fedrigo experiments with the traditional Valpolicella blend by adding Bordeaux varieties to the mix. He is a one-man operation, minimal interventionist and practices organic farming. Only 400 cases are produced of this coveted wine.
Amarone is one of the most prestigious red wines of Italy. The Amarone style was developed as Valpolicella's wine producers were looking for a way to increase the body, complexity and alcohol of their wines, as the local varieties were aways considered a bit 'weak'; the solution was the 'appassimento', naturally air drying.
This Amarone comes from the best grapes, carefully selected and then placed in 'cassette' to dry naturally for about 120 days. After the 'appassimento' the grapes are pressed, fermented and aged in medium to large format barrels; not all the barrels will make it through the long ageing as only the best will be Amarone. An extraordinary wine, tied to Valpolicella's traditions, traditionally off-dry, beautiful with age. Decanting this wine is recommended.
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