Amarone barrel 325 l

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Freshly emptied 325 l Amarone barrels from Italy. Amarone is a special red wine from Italy,... more

Freshly emptied 325 l Amarone barrels from Italy.

Amarone is a special red wine from Italy, which is produced with a unique technique. The name of the wine comes from his slightly bitter note. Bitter means "amaro" in Italian.

Dimensions approx.:
Length of staves: 98-103 cm
Ø Belly: 78 cm
Ø Head: 62 cm

Barrel will be deliverd with a wooden or silicon bung.

Cultivation
Amarone vines are grown north west of Verona – between Lake Garda and Verona – in the vineyards if Valpolicella. Amarone della Valpolicella wines hold the highest Italian quality branding DOCG (Denominatione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) since 1968.

Amarone always consists of following vines:
- Corvina
- Rondinella

Production
According to the Appassimento or Recioto technique, the grapes will be air dried in good ventilated storages for 2-4 months. Hence much sugar and extractives will be left and high concentrated wines will be produced. The fermentation stops very soon and is followed by a sweet Amarone with 15 % Alc. Vol.. Some alcohol-resistend yeast will transform the remaining sugar in more alcohol if the mash gets more time to rest. A dry Amarone with 16-17% Alc. Vol. is the result. This technique is called “Miracolo dell’Amarone”.

Used wooden barrels: Notches in the wood or, in certain circumstances, an uneven base, do not constitute a quality defect, but stem from the idiosyncrasies of the production method and the prior use of the barrels. The usage of the barrel will not be affected by those!

Pictures are examples, colour variations are possible.

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