Luciano Arduini - Amarone DOCG - 2012
Monte Sacchetti, Valpolicella
Made from carefully selected bunches of the best grapes. Grapes are then dried (or dehydrated) before fermentation for 4 months. As the grapes shrivel, sugars, acids, tannins, flavors, extract and other grape compounds concentrate. Additionally various reactions occur within the grapes themselves creating more complexity. Once dried the grapes are crushed and then fermented until dry. Three years in French Oak.
Made from grapes from the best hillside vineyards, where poor soils force the vine roots to dig deep for water and nutrients. These poor soils also keep yields in check, ensuring small, concentrated berries packed with flavor.