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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Tradition

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Amarone della
Valpolicella Classico

“Amarone Bertani
is a wine that’s larger
than life”

Classics resist the passage of time.
The classics defy time. That’s Bertani:
beyond fashion and method wines,
always faithful to an elegant style,
with color that is never exaggerated.
Above all, it is always dry.

Grape varieties

80% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella

Production zones

Valpolicella Classica, Tenuta Novare in Arbizzano di Negrar.

Aging of wine

For 7 years in 60-hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels.

Bottle-aging

At least one year.

Tasting notes

Intense red color with hints of garnet. On the nose, typical notes of plum, cherry and Morello cherry followed by tea leaves, licorice and spices. On the palate, notes of red berry fruit sweetened by soft notes of spices, in perfect balance with acidity.

Data sheet
The 2011 vintage is
the result of 3,022 days
of working and waiting
20
of harvesting
103
of rest in the drying room
50
of fermentation
2.544
of barrel aging
305
resting in the bottle
Product timeline
May 15th 2011

The central flowers of the bunch open first,
followed by those at the base, and last, by
those at the extremities.

Flowering
July 20th 2011

Right after the formation of the berries, we see both
growth and the definition of their color, which can
range from light green to purple. Berry size
increases progressively as does sugar gradation.

Veraison
September 14th 2011

The period during which perfectly healthy grapes
are left to dry on racks in the drying lofts (or fruttai)
in a natural way that favors greater concentration of
the berries’ unique qualities.

Resting time in the drying room
February 18th 2019

Once it has attained the complexity
demanded by the Bertani method,
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
is finally bottled.

Bottling
April 3rd 2011

This is the crucial moment in which the bud
swells, the bract opens, and the shoot emerges.

Bud break
May 25 th 2011

The process by which the plant selects
the flowers that will become fruit and
begins to develop the first berries.

Fruit set
September 8th 2011

Finally, we pick the grapes. The moment varies
from year to year and is determined by the
perfect ripening of the berries, the point at which
the levels of sugar, acid and polyphenolic
maturation are balanced.

Harvest
March 1st 2012

After fermentation in concrete vats,
the wine ages in large Slavonian oak
barrels for 7 years.

Beginning of barrel-aging
December 20th 2019

After another year of resting
awaits in the cellars of Grezzana
the wine is finally released on the
marketplace.

The wine is ready
for tasting
Vintages
1959 ****
1960 ***
1962 ****
1964 ****
1967 ****
1968 ****
1971 ****
1972 ***
1973 ****
1974 *****
1975 ***
1976 ***
1977 ***
1978 ***
1979 *****
1980 ****
1981 ****
1983 *****
1985 *****
1986 ****
1987 ***
1988 *****
1989 ***
1990 *****
1993 ****
1994 ****
1995 *****
1996 ****
1997 *****
1998 *****
1999 *****
2000 *****
2001 *****
2003 ****
2004 *****
2005 *****
2006
2007 *****
2008 *****
2009 *****
2010 *****
1959 ****

Seasonal conditions
Very good seasonal condition, characterized by a fairly dry spring and winter. This caused a reduced crop but excellent levels of ripening. The summer was hot and sunny and the good autumn favoured very healthy grapes with high sugar content.

Bottling date
June 1987

Style
Intense garnet red with orange nuances. The aroma is ethereal with notes of medlar, tobacco, leather and dry figs. All these scents are intense and in a perfect harmonious succession. These aromas are repeated in the palate with very soft and velvety tannins. Fairly sapidity and long and pleasant finish.

1960 ***

Seasonal conditions
Spring was cold and marked by icy conditions late in the season. A very dry summer followed, leading to a reduced crop but excellent levels of ripening.

Bottling date
February 1987

Style
Intense garnet red with hues of light orange. The nose is ethereal, spicy, sweet with notes of cacao, medlar, tobacco, and vanilla. The mouth is full-bodied, vigorous, with soft tannins, good acidity a long and pleasant lasting taste.

1962 ****

Seasonal conditions
Little rainfall inferior to the average of the previous years; Temperature in the average of the last years. Harvest of grapes fairly healthy.

Bottling date
October 1984

Style
Garnet red with hues of brick red. A bit close at the nose, there are scents of medlar, dry fruit, plum, tobacco and dry figs. The mouth is warm and wrapped with medlar and almond notes; in comparison to the other vintages it has soft tannins and low acid taste.

1964 ****

Seasonal conditions
Very good vintage with abundant rainfall in spring time. In July and August long period of dryness, only few rain in September. October very nice and dry.

Bottling date
November 1983

Style
This wine has been aged for more than 10 years in bottle and aged 20 years in cask. It has an intense garnet red colour, a very rich bouquet that recalls the dry fruit, above all the hazelnut, the plum, the tobacco, the cacao and the leather. The mouth is spicy with a great lasting. Taste that recalls the truffle and the almond.

1967 ****

Seasonal conditions
A very good vintage for Amarone production: a fairly dry and very hot summer followed a wet spring. Harvest of perfectly healthy grapes.

Bottling date
October 1985

Style
Intense garnet red with a slightly orange rim. Well – defined aroma of dried plum, hazelnut, black truffle, walnut and chocolate. Intense scents that continue to change and to vary.

1968 ****

Seasonal conditions
Good vintage. Spring rainfall in the average. In July and August typical temperature of this period with few rain that allowed a good ripening of the grape. September was dry and October fair.

Bottling date
November 1984

Style
Wine refined in bottle for 20 years. Quite intense garnet red with hues of brick red. At the nose flavours of medlar, dry figs and truffle; it has great complexity and aromatic persistence. The mouth is very mature, with sweet tannins, full and elegant, with clean lasting taste. This wine has clear characteristics of longevity, and it can be drunk also in a lot of years.

1971 ****

Seasonal conditions
Even if with more rain than usual, summer was hot and sunny and it favoured perfect ripening conditions. The grape was harvested healthy and with a good sugary level.

Bottling date
January 1981

Style
Bold garnet red with hues of orange. The nose suggests dried plum, medlar, mineral notes, spices and dried fruit. Full-bodied, elegant and captivating with not too soft tannins that underline its structure. Well-balanced, elegant and destined to have a long future.

 

1972 ***

Seasonal conditions
Rainfall in the average, some rain in the first decade of September. The month of August was torrid and grapes achieved optimum level of ripening.

Bottling date
February 1982

Style
Intense garnet red with orange-hued rim. A powerful bouquet recalls medlar, almond and plum; good spicy presence and a good long finish in the mouth. The palate is elegant, warm and velvety. Low acidity. This wine has reached a good maturation.

1973 ****

Seasonal conditions
Well balanced vintage either in temperature or in rainfall, whether in the first months of the spring or in the summer ones. The harvest was quite abundant but a good selection of the bunches permitted to obtain a great quality wine.

Bottling date
April 1983

Style
Well balanced wine with aroma of truffle, dried fruit and subtle notes of chocolate. In the palate is full, almost sweet, structured: this wine could be still growing, it has really high quality level and it is very elegant in the finish.

1974 *****

Seasonal conditions
Well balanced vintage either in temperature or in rainfall, in the average also the summer months. Obtained a very good and abundant product.

Bottling date
July 1984

Style
Garnet red with hues of brick red. The nose is intense with scents of spicy, dried fruit, almond and smoked meat. The mouth is full, elegant, well balanced, almost sweet, rich in noble tannins. Aroma of medlars.

1975 ***

Seasonal conditions
Rainfall in the average of the earlier years, while we had hotter temperatures in the second decade of July and in the first one of August. In spite of some rains, September had ideal temperature for the ripening of the grapes that was harvested at the beginning of October.

Bottling date
December 1986

Style
Even if 1975 is not consider a great vintage, this Amarone is very interesting for the flavours of plum, leather, walnut and dried flowers. Gifted with great structure, it seems younger than it really is. In the palate, aromas of plum and medlars, typical of the withering. It has personality, it is spicy with a touch of vanilla and medlar. Fresh with great aromatic consistence.

1976 ***

Seasonal conditions
Vintage characterized by precipitation in the months of September and October. The weather condition from sprouting to ripening was good; low temperature in March and April; in the average the relative dampness and the fog during the withering.

Bottling date
January 1987

Style
Red garnet colour with orange nail. The flavour underlines a certain closure, slowly the flavour of spices and leather surfaces; very evident the tertiary flavours. A powerful wine with a fair acidity, tannins not completely harmonized, lasting taste of ripe plum. Considering all these characteristics it appears younger than it is.

1977 ***

Seasonal conditions
Rainfall in the average of the earlier years, with rainy spring and hot July and August. September had ideal temperatures for the ripening, but the 17th of this month an hail storm damaged all Valpolicella Valley, a bit less the classical area; anyway it has characterized this vintage as a 3 stars one.

Bottling date
January 1987

Style
Even if it is not considered a great vintage, it is a good quality Amarone. Flavours of walnut, dried fruit, plum and leather. The palate is well structured, long finish and with a note of plum.

1978 ***

Seasonal conditions
A vintage characterized by springtime frosts, followed by a cold April and May. July was hot, a bit less August. Little rainfall in September and October. The harvest was good and the quality of the grapes was very good.

Bottling date
January 1988

Style
A very good quality Amarone. The bouquet recalls scents of walnut, dried fruit, especially plum. Full bodied, harmonious, with hints of prune, almond and liquorice. This wine is incredibly young: it will be drinkable for a lot of time.

1979 *****

Seasonal conditions
Very high temperature and precipitation also in the month of September. The crop was quite abundant and a selection of grapes for the production of Amarone and Recioto was necessary. Thanks to this selection we obtained a very good product.

Bottling date
December 1989

Style
Garnet red slightly brick red colour. The nose is of ripe plum, dried fruit and chocolate. The month has a good structure with untied tannins, a clear sign that it has to reach its best yet. Flavours of liquorice, dried fruit, toasted fruit and walnut.

1980 ****

Seasonal conditions
Springtime precipitation were in the average, on the other hand quite high temperature characterized the months of July and August (above all the first decade), less the month of September. Though reduced in quantity, the quality of the harvest was good.

Bottling date
February 1991

Style
Deep garnet red with an orange rim. The nose is of dried plum, leather and walnut. On the palate, it is a full-bodied, well structured wine, with youthful tannins, well balanced. Elegant, persistent, spicy and with a good structure.

1981 ****

Seasonal conditions
A vintage characterized by average rainfall. August and September were hot months. In general, climatic conditions were favourable to a good ripening of grapes and a quality harvest. The crop was quite abundant and a selection of the grapes was necessary.

Bottling date
May 1991

Style
Deep garnet red colour. It opens with aromas of dried plums, immediately followed by suggestions of leather, liquorice and walnut. The palate is well structured, with sweet tannins, and a long lasting taste. It finishes with liquorice, fruit, especially walnut.

1983 *****

Seasonal conditions
Great vintage for Amarone, the season had a lot of rain only in the first days of August, in the first days of September and half September. Very high temperature in August and in September, the average reached the 25°. On the grapes was noticed a good sugary content and medium acidity.

Bottling date
February 1993

Style
This wine has been for 8 years in oak barrel; the colour, ruby red with garnet nuances, underlines its youth. On the nose, notes of plum, dried fruit and spices followed by light animal flavours as leather. A good structure on the palate, intense and persistent, with a strong tannic note that lets us foresee long life and even a further growth.

1985 *****

Seasonal conditions
An extremely dry year: the month of March was the most rainy, on the other hand in September we had only a rainy day. The temperatures were high during the entire season and the crop was great and abundant.

Bottling date
October 1994

Style
Ruby red in colour, with light garnet nuances. The nose is ripe fruit, in particular cherry and plum with hints of walnut and liquorice. The mouth is full, it has soft tannins with notes of liquorice and almonds in the finish.

1986 ****

Seasonal conditions
A year with a lot of rain during the months of June and July. The seasonal temperatures were average, favouring an excellent completion to the ripening of the grapes.

Bottling date
November 1995

Style
Ruby red colour with a orange rim. Intense nose, with hints of ripe fruit typical of the withered grapes and spicy notes. The palate is warm, intense, velvety and sustained by great acidity.

1987 ***

Seasonal conditions
A season characterized by uncertain erratic weather, with rainfall above all in the month of July (107 mm.) The seasonal temperatures were inferior to the average, nevertheless the harvest is good for Amarone.

Bottling date
October 1996

Style
Intense ruby red with hues of garnet. The nose is intense and persistent, the scent is inviting with a bouquet of dried fruit, especially plum and cherry. The palate sustains its sweet tannins through a good flavour and acidity. The lasting taste is persistence with hints of almond cake and spices. The finish is very elegant.

1988 *****

Seasonal conditions
Vintage characterized by a hot and early spring, with average temperature of over 8°C in March and 13°C in April. Rainy the months of May and June; the summer was hot and dry. The Valpolicella production was so good to consider “great” the Amarone obtained.

Bottling date
June 1997

Style
Deep ruby red with a orange rim. Aroma of jam, cherry, plum and almond. Elegant on the palate, warm, velvety with a pleasant acidity. The lasting taste is long, persistent with spicy notes that let a clean mouth.

1989 ***

Seasonal conditions
Average monthly temperatures were generally lower than in earlier years. A cold spring was followed by a short, warm and dry summer, resulting in delayed ripening (about 3 weeks) of the grapes. Regular harvest with healthy and ripe grapes.

Bottling date
June 1998

Style
Ruby red with a orange rim. The aroma is vigorous, blending hints of ripe and red fruit, spicy notes, liquorice and leather. The mouth is soft and full-bodied with a moderate acidity.

1990 *****

Seasonal conditions
An ideal season for the withering; rains, concentrated in spring period, preceded a fairly dry and hot summer. The grapes of this harvest were healthy and ripe with high sugary content.

Bottling date
September 1999

Style
Intense colour, deep ruby red slightly garnet red. The nose is intense with different scents, with characteristic notes of red berries, as sour cherry, wild cherry and blackberry. At the end, a flavour of the dry fruit as walnuts and nuts, accompanied by vanilla. The mouth is round and intense, with a ground of thick and persistent pulp.

1993 ****

Seasonal conditions
A mild winter with few rainfall was followed by a very hot spring that caused an anticipation of the blossoming. The hot weather in the month of August caused a reduced crop, inferior to the previous year. The hot and sunny summer favoured an exceptional harvest of grapes for drying.

Bottling date
April 2000

Style
Deep ruby red with violet highlights. The nose opens with plum, ripe cherries, chocolate, hay spices and vanilla. The mouth is full; sweet tannins prevail on the palate, which concludes in a sustained, fruit-filled finish.

1994 ****

Seasonal conditions
After a winter with normal temperature and rainfall, the spring was cold and with late frosts, followed by a hot and dry summer, which resulted in low yields but high quality grapes. The harvest was difficult because of a lot of rains.

Bottling date
January 2001

Style
Deep and thick garnet red. At the nose the typical notes of Amarone, as medlars, cherries and dry plum. Great bouquet, fresh fruits and jam with notes of vanilla and hay. On the palate, aromas of red berry fruits with a long fruit finish and notes of vanilla on a soft and thick structure.

1995 *****

Seasonal conditions
1995 vintage is considered one of the best years from 1990 to 2000. A mild winter preceded an initially warm spring that later turned cold and wet. After a rainy July the summer was dry and hot allowing for uniform ripening of grapes with high sugary content.

Bottling date
November 2001

Style
Red, garnet red with light violet highlights. The nose is intense with notes of dry fruit (cherries, sour cherries, plum) vanilla and spices. On the palate, it is very full-bodied, warm and velvety with sweet tannins and a long lasting taste with a good aromatic persistence. It is an elegant wine, well balanced with an excellent ageing potential.

1996 ****

Seasonal conditions
A very cold winter followed a hot and rainy spring that facilitated budding. The summer was hot and wet, followed by a dry September which led to an excellent harvest.

Bottling date
October 2002

Style
Deep red with garnet nuances. The flavour is complex, the nose opens with ripe cherries, followed by hints of blackberries, chocolate, spices, hay and vanilla. All these aromas are destined to better in the course of years and to become more distinct and harmonious. Full and soft on the palate with hints of red berries and liquorice and with a long, flavourful, fruit-filled finish.

1997 *****

Seasonal conditions
A very dry spring resulted in low yields. The summer was hot and sunny and this enabled an excellent quality of the grapes, very healthy and with a high sugar content.

Bottling date
October 2003

Style
Deep red with garnet nuances. The aroma is exceptionally complex, reminiscent of ripe plums, cherry, chocolate, sweet spices, hay and vanilla notes. In the mouth it is pleasantly intense, full and round with sweet tannins that lead into a long fruit-filled finish. It is good to drink now but destined to improve in future.

1998 *****

Seasonal conditions
A rainy spring with normal temperatures. The summer was relatively dry, followed by substantial rainfall in early September, which facilitated ripening of the grapes. The harvest was very good, we had healthy grapes and a good organoleptic balance.

Bottling date
March 2005

Style
Deep red with garnet nuances. The nose recalls ripe black cherries, plum, red berries, cocoa and a delicious hint of liquorice. All these perfumes are destined to became more distinct and harmonious in the future. Full and round on the palate with soft tannins that make this wine structured and very persistent.

1999 *****

Seasonal conditions
In spring rain and temperatures were in the average. The summer was characterized by a hot July and August with refreshing rains, followed by a hot and dry September that allowed the vines to complete the ripening of the grapes. The harvest was perfect with healthy grapes and a good organoleptic balance.

Bottling date
March 2006

Style
Deep red with garnet nuances. The nose is intense, with aromas of dry plum, ripe black cherries jam, chocolate, liquorice, hay and tea leaf. Full and round on the palate, with soft tannins, that make this wine structured and very persistent.

2000 *****

Seasonal conditions
During the springtime rains and temperatures were in the average. The summer was characterized by quite warm July and August with refreshing rains. The beginning of September stood it out for abundant rainy days, but then warm and dry days followed till the middle of October, allowing the good ripening of grapes. The harvest was perfect with healthy grapes and a good organoleptic balance.

Bottling date
February 2007

Style
Deep red colour with light garnet nuances. Intense, persuasive on the nose, it immediately strikes for its rich bouquet. It starts revealing blackcurrant jam and fresh notes of blackberries and dry plum, followed by flavours of chocolate, sweet species, tea leaves, liquorice and dried fruits. On the palate, tannins are powerful, but at the same time soft and velvety. Very intense, bold and pleasant with a good balance between acidity and smoothness.

2001 *****

Seasonal conditions
In spring rain and temperatures in the average. The summer was characterized by a fairly hot July and August with average rain, followed by a hot and dry September and October that allowed the vines to complete the ripening of the grapes. The harvest was perfect with healthy grapes and a good organoleptic balance.

Bottling date
April 2008

Style
Intense dark red, with slightly garnet nuances. Intense and appealing on the nose with rich aromas of red fruits, like blackberry, blueberry and plum, followed by pleasant scents of spices, leaf tea, liquorice, nuts and cocoa. Full, round, with heavy tannins and with a perfect balance between smoothness and acidity, that makes this wine structured and very persistent.

2003 ****

Seasonal conditions
After a winter in the average, spring began with high temperature, outside the normal range. The summer was characterized by higher temperatures and low rainfall. This resulted in a lower yield and an early harvest to maintain a good acidity level.

Bottling date
January 2010

Style
Dark purple red colour. On the nose it is striking for the intensity and the wide range of aromas like ripe red fruit, blackberry, black cherry and black currant accompanied by rich aromas of dry plum, hay, tea leaf, cocoa, and liquorice. Very pleasant on the palate with a good structure and rich in taste. Complex tannins perfectly balanced with acidity. The aftertaste is long, fruity and wipe.

2004 *****

Seasonal conditions
Winter was wet and cold restoring the usual Valpolicella climate conditions. The regular spring enabled a normal blooming allowing a regular production in terms of quantity. There were splendid sunny days and cool nights during vintage time, the ideal combination for the maturation of Corvina grapes that were colourful and healthy.

Bottling date
January 2011

Style
Dark purple red colour. On the nose it is striking for the intensity and the wide range of aromas and very distinct flavors, like notes of plum, cherry and black currant jam, followed by notes of spices, hay, tea leaf, licorice and cocoa. Very pleasant and rich in taste on the palate revealing its structure. Complex tannins, very sweet and perfectly balanced with high acid structure. The aftertaste is long, fruity and wipe.

2005 *****

Seasonal conditions
In 2005 weather conditions were not so different from the average trend of Valpolicella climate during the winter and early spring. From the flowering to the ripening of grapes, weather was good with warm days but not muggy, with insolation and temperatures in the average, spaced by some summer thunderstorms. The beginning of September was characterized by rainy days that did not compromise grapes quality, because sunny and windy days followed. During the months of October and November temperatures and humidity level were below the seasonal average, allowing a very good fading of the grapes.

Bottling date
March 2012

Style
Dark red colour, with ruby-red highlights. Nose surprises for the pleasant fragrances that emanate, starting with cherry, blackcurrant jam and prunes. It goes on with interesting sweet spicy scents among which tea leaves, hay, coffee, liquorice, dried fruits and cocoa stand out. In the mouth it expresses the same sensations felt in the nose, but it beats for the pleasantness and the roundness, even though it keeps a good acidity. The silky tannins perceivable in the mouth, underline the dense texture of this vintage, that is even confirmed by the long and tasty aftertaste.

2006

Seasonal conditions
The season 2006 was characterized by normal rainfall during Spring with a July without rain. The first two decades of the August were characterized by frequent rains of low intensity; the ideal condition for a good maturation of the grapes. The harvest was distinguished by a period of good weather. The grapes were perfectly ripe and in an excellent state of health. A very good autumn and an early winter with low temperatures and few foggy days, allowed a gradual and excellent drying of the grapes.

Bottling date
December 2012

Style
Intense red colour, with ruby red nuances. This Amarone is surprising for the intensity at the nose. The notes of dried fruit and plum, are overpowered by an extremely rich bouquet that highlights intense aromas of berries, fruit compote, liquorice, chocolate, tea leaves underline the complexity and the freshness of this vintage. Full in the mouth with velvety and round tannins, which are enhanced by the sapidity and the vibrant acidity. The 2006 vintage will give great satisfaction both in the short and in the far future.

2007 *****

Seasonal conditions
The 2007 vintage benefited from factors that made it an extraordinary year: The seasonal trend of the 2007 vintage was decidedly unique: average temperatures that were constantly above historic levels, combined with generally lower rainfalls, enabled early budbreak, regular flowering and perfect grape ripening. There were splendid sunny days and cool nights during vintage time, the ideal combination for the aromatic maturation of Corvina grapes.

Bottling date
September 2014

Style
The features of this vintage are balance, complexity and aromatic intensity. The typical richness of flavour and the inevitable elegance are evocative of tradition. It is a particularly rich, mature and deep Amarone also in virtue of the extraordinary climate of the vintage. It has an intense colour with ruby-red highlights. Appealing on the nose, with hints of red fruit, prunes and sweet spices such as cloves and cinnamon. The liquorice, box hedge, thyme and nutty overtones develop later. It is caressing on the palate for the supple and elegant tannins, which add structure to the wine.

2008 *****

Seasonal conditions
The 2008 vintage was characterized by a rainy and cool spring that led to a very rich vegetation. Later, flowering and veraison were regular. The end of summer has been characterized by high temperatures and a very dry climate which helped to reach a good acid balance with a enhancement of alcohol content.
The harvest began at the beginning of the second week of September.

Bottling date
April 2016

Style
This wine unleashes a beautifully honed performance, composed of ultra-ripe red berry fruit shot through with aromatic herbs and black pepper, with just a hint, still reticent, of earthy mineral. The palate showcases an elegance and delicacy that only a lengthy maturation can supply, which privilege even more effectively savouriness over silkiness and elegance over power, right through to a lengthy, succulent finish.

2009 *****

Seasonal conditions
The seasonal trend of the 2009 vintage was marked by a very harsh autumn and winter, with heavy rain restoring water reserves that had been severely reduced in previous years. Thanks to this, and a slightly higher than normal average temperature in March, budbreak occurred about 7 days earlier than the previous year.
The season continued with very good, hot weather and in September a record of excellent day-to-night temperature swings guaranteed an excellent vintage period.

Bottling date
January 2017

Style
The excellent 2009 vintage gave this wine an intense and approachable fruity expression, refreshed by notes of medicinal herbs and dried flowers. Its power in the mouth is never an end in itself. Instead, it works toward a seemingly never – ending full, savory and succulent palate. Soft tannins, chewy on long finish, great balance with acidity, nice mouthfeel, ending with an oaky character.

2010 *****

Seasonal conditions
The long cold winter was followed by a very wet February. Spring got off to a faltering start and average March temperatures were much lower than the historic average for
the period. The summer proceeded with slightly lower temperatures than average and heavy rain.
The last stages of ripening were marked by strong temperature swings, which gave excellent accumulation of sugars. The harvest was marked by small intermittent showers that did not compromise grape health.

Bottling date
January 2017

Style
An aromatic profile that is striking for its finesse and complexity, with overtones of sour cherry and wild cherries in alcohol, cocoa, notes of cardamom and hints of tobacco. The flavor is impressive and warm, with still youthful tannins, a powerful but not heavy body, well supported by acidity, which makes it rich and supple at the same time. The finish displays impressive length.

Awards
Vini d'Italia
Slow Wine
Bibenda
I Vini di Veronelli
Le Guide de L'Espresso Vini d'Italia
ViniBuoni d'Italia
Doctor Wine
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
Mundus Vini
Robert Parker
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Vintage 1988: Due Bicchieri
Vintage 1990: Due Bicchieri
Vintage 1993: Due Bicchieri
Vintage 1994: Due Bicchieri
Vintage 1995: Due Bicchieri (final for Tre Bicchieri)
Vintage 1996: Due Bicchieri (final for Tre Bicchieri)
Vintage 1997: Tre Bicchieri
Vintage 1998: Tre Bicchieri
Vintage 1999: Tre Bicchieri
Vintage 2000: Tre Bicchieri
Vintage 2001: Tre Bicchieri
Vintage 2003: Tre Bicchieri
Vintage 2004: Tre Bicchieri
Vintage 2006: Tre Bicchieri
Vintage 2007: Tre Bicchieri

Vintage 2003: Vino Slow
Vintage 2004: Vino Slow
Vintage 2005: Vino Slow
Vintage 2006: Vino Slow
Vintage 2007: Grande Vino

Vintage 1994: 4 bunches
Vintage 1995: 5 bunches
Vintage 1996: 4 bunches
Vintage 1997: 4 bunches
Vintage 1998: 4 bunches
Vintage 1999: 5 bunches
Vintage 2000: 5 bunches
Vintage 2001: 4 bunches
Vintage 2003: 4 bunches
Vintage 2004: 5 bunches

Vintage 2006: 5 bunches
Vintage 2007: 5 bunches

Vintage 1995: 2 stars
Vintage 1997: 2 stars
Vintage 1998: 2 stars
Vintage 1999: 3 stars
Vintage 2000: super 3 stars 93/100
Vintage 2001: 3 stars
Vintage 2003: super 3 stars 93/100
Vintage 2004: 3 stars 92/100
Vintage 2006: super 3 stars

Vintage 1998: 3 bottles 15.5/20
Vintage 2000: 4 bottles 16.5/20
Vintage 2001: 3 bottles 15.5/20
Vintage 2004: excellent wine
Vintage 2005: excellent wine
Vintage 2006: excellent wine

Vintage 2001: 4 stars
Vintage 2003: 4 stars
Vintage 2004: crown
Vintage 2005: crown
Vintage 2006: crown

Vintage 2007: 95 points

Vintage 1998: 95 points
Vintage 1999: 90 points
Vintage 2000: 94 points
Vintage 2003: 93 points
Vintage 2004: 93 points

Vintage 1980: 87 points
Vintage 1983: 87 points
Vintage 1985: 90 points
Vintage 1993: 88 points
Vintage 1995: 88 points
Vintage 1996: 87 points
Vintage 1997: 86 points
Vintage 1998: 85 points
Vintage 1999: 85 points
Vintage 2000: 86 points

Vintage 2000: gold medal
Vintage 2001: silver medal

Vintage 1999: 90 points
Vintage 2000: 90 points
Vintage 2001: 92 points
Vintage 2003: 91 points