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2018 Farina Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico

Veneto, Italy

A rich, complex and delicious Amarone with power and elegance

$95.00

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About the Wine

The Farina Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico is a delicious wine that is at once both powerful and elegant. The ripe and rich aromas and flavours of red fruits, spice and savoury tones draw you in, with a mouth-filling texture and fine tannins in balance with the alcohol, which gives the wine a full body. This is a wine that develops marvellously over a few hours in the glass or decanter, and in the cellar.

An Amarone is made by drying the grapes in racks, which causes water to evaporate, leaving the sugars. The final wine therefore is very rich and alcoholic, with full flavours and often high tannin.They can often cellar for decades.

About Farina

Farina was established in the early 1900s, with the company now managed by the third generation of the family, cousins Claudio and Elena. While they nod to the past, they are also looking to the future, with strong efforts to keep their vines in optimum health through organic and sustainable methods.

Grapes are sourced from Farina's own 10ha of vineyards, as well as from local growers, with the stipulation that the fruit they buy must come from plots which have been farmed sustainably, using natural pest-management practices and organic fertilisers.

Farina's focus is well and truly on the Veneto region, producing wines from the simple Valpolicella Classico up to the rich Recioto della Valpolicella, as well as Pinot Grigio and Prosecco.

Gnarly old Corvina vines in the Farina vineyard.
Gnarly old Corvina vines in the Farina vineyard.
Veneto, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer

Vinification

Pressing and destemming of the grapes around mid January. After ten days of cold maceration, yeasts injection on a small heated quantity. Fermentation temperature controlled by mother nature, repeated pumping overs, soft almost till dry, final racking.

Ageing

After two more cleaning rackings, 24 months maturation, 30% in barriques, 70% in Slavonian oak barrels, following evolution in the bottle.

Tasting notes

Ruby red colour with garnet tinges. Ethereal, spicy, with cherry hints, sour cherry, raspberry, currant in alcohol, cocoa and balsamic notes. In the mouth is warm, full, of great structure, fine and balanced.

Blend : Corvina (50%), Corvinone (50%), Rondinella (20%), Molinara, Oseleta and Turchetta (10%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Deep in the Farina cellar
Deep in the Farina cellar
Veneto, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
JamesSuckling.com

"Pleasant nose, offering dried red cherries and berries with hints of spices and herbs. Full-to medium-bodied with a good balance of fruit, acidity and lightly velvety tannin. Fresh finish with some length. Drink or hold." James Suckling

Delivery

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