Amarone Classico Riserva Mezzadro alla Fontana DOCG 2011 - Farina

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The "Mezzadro alla Fontana" 2011 is an Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Riserva that represents a perfect blend of tradition and innovation. This wine pays tribute to the history and passion that have bound the producing family for over a century. Made with a blend of 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 5% Molinara, and 5% Croatina, the wine comes from vineyards located in the municipalities of San Pietro in Cariano, Marano di Valpolicella, and Mazzano di Negrar, at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level. The soil is of volcanic, calcareous, and gravelly nature, and the vines are trained according to the Veronese pergola system. The harvest takes place by hand from mid-September, followed by a period of natural drying for about four months. The vinification takes place in stainless steel, with alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in concrete. The aging takes place for at least 24 months in French and American oak barriques and for an additional 36 months in Slavonian oak barrels of 20 and 30 Hl, followed by a further period of maturation in the bottle. From an organoleptic point of view, the wine has an intense garnet color with orange reflections. On the nose, intense scents emerge that recall a summer fir forest, dry undergrowth of myrtle, raspberries, and strawberries, Havana, leather, and candied citrus peels. On the palate, the wine is dry but silky, with soft tannins wrapped in the balsams of its fruit.

Denomination: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
Vintage: 2011
Dosage: Dry
Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella
Region: Veneto (IT), Pedemonte (VR)
Refinement: Barriques and Slavonian oak barrels
Serving temperature: 16/18°C
Alcohol content: 16.5% vol.

The Farina farm is one of the most historic companies in the Valpolicella Classica and currently manages 45 hectares of selected vineyards.
The Farina family aspires to create noble wines that can enhance the grape variety and terroir by relying on the best technologies both in winemaking and in bottling.
It can be said that the result was fully achieved as it is an increasingly successful reality in the area thanks to the excellence of its wines and the frantic search to improve from year to year.