Delivery time approx. 8 working days
- Order number: 2503.1
Freshly emptied 225 l Amarone barrels from Italy.
Amarone is a special red wine from Italy (region Veneto), which is produced by a unique process. The grapes from which Amarone is made dry for several months on wooden racks or straw mats in ventilated storage rooms or under roofs. During this time they are turned and layered by hand. Only shortly before the grapes dry to raisins, the pressing begins. The wine then ages for at least two more years in wooden barrels.
The result is a heavy, powerful, almost creamy wine with a deep red colour and a great variety of aromas.
The wine bears the name because of its slightly bitter note. Bitter means "amaro" in Italian.
Length of staves: 95 cm
Ø Belly: 70 cm
Ø Head: 55 cm
Barrel will be deliverd with a wooden or silicon bung.
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:
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! The barrels are very carefully checked by us at the exit control against sensor and technical errors. We assume no liability for cracks or splits that occur during maturation. A possible and a reasonable repair is not under guarantee.
Pictures are examples, colour variations are possible