Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Morar
The 2008 vintage of Morar Amarone della Valpolicella Classico inaugurates the return to a more traditional style of the most important of Veronese red wines, which was aged in large oak cask rather than barrique.
Grape varieties: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella.
Vineyard area: The grapes were grown in the vineyards of Monte Tenda, Monte Crosetta and Rasso, located in the hills of the village of Fumane, and planted at an average density of 3000 and 5000 vines/ha. The vines are planted on poor soils with a high rock content. Since 2011 the vineyards have been in organic conversion.
Yield: 55 hl/ha.
Training system: Guyot, double pergola, single pergola.
Harvest Date: The grapes for the Amarone were hand picked from the 24th of Septemper until October 2nd. The selection method is laborious and time consuming as only the best part of each bunch is being picked whilst the remainder is left on the vine.
Vinification: After the grapes were picked they were dried for 90 days. Alcoholic fermentation took place in temperature controlled tronconic stainless steel tanks. The wine remained on the skins for a total of 40 days and went through malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.
Elevage: After fermentation the wine was racked off the skins and the gross lees into large oak casks of 30 hectolitre, in which it was aged for 33 months. After bottling the wine underwent an additional 12 months of ageing in the estate’s cellars.
Alcohol content: 16%
Total acidity: 6,25 g / l
Sugars: 4,3 g / l
Beautiful, concentrated medium ruby colour. Perfumed and elegant, with lifted dark cherry and cassis fruit with a pinch of vanilla pod, cinnamon bark, and dark, spicy chocolate. Great freshness and succulence on the palate, with lovely tannic grip and a long cherry and spice finish. Repays and deserves extended cellaring. Drink now - 2020.