Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, La Colombaia 2012 is ripe, warm and generous on the nose with plum and cherry aromas and hints of dried fruits. Full bodied and richly flavoured with rich berry and plum fruit, supple tannins and a spicy finish, with the characteristic dry bite of good Amarone. A balanced and very approachable style. The producer of this wine is Giacomo Montresor - a long established Veronese family company now headed up by Giorgio Montresor. The 100hectares of vines are in Valpolicella and Garda from where the grapes are harvested by hand at the end of October. These late harvested grapes are then dried for 4 months and then crushed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel for another 4 months follwed by maturation in Slavonian oak casks and small barrels for 2 years.
|Low in Sulphites||No|
|Grape variety||Corvino, Rondinella, Molinari|
|Wine Style||Full-bodied Red|
|Food Match||Perfect with mature hard cheeses and blue cheeses. Also excellent with game and mature beef|