Torre del Falasco Amarone della Valpolicella

£29.99
Torre del Falasco Amarone della Valpolicella

One of Italys most prestigious red wines, full of lovely cherry-choclate characteristics.

Specifications

Country, Region
Italy, Veneto
Grape
85% Corvina 15% Rondinella/Corvinone
Vintage
2015
ABV
15.5
Food friend
Braised Beef
Vegan
Vegetarian

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby in colour, with aromas of ripe plums, spice and cocoa, that give way to a solid tannin structure that supports the concentrated, dried-cherry fruit character. It is long and silky on the finish, with a bitter cherry-chocolate twist characteristic of good Amarone.

Producer details

The Torre del Falasco wines are the standard bearers of this cooperative, situated in the Valpantena, northeast of Verona. Known as the ’valley of god’ to the ancient Greeks, this area is well-known for its high quality red wines, due partly to the soils but also because of the cool breeze that blows down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites. Run by Luca Degani since 1995, the Cantina di Valpantena is now one of Italy’s best co-operatives, with 700 hectares of vineyard producing excellent quality fruit. Matt Thomson makes some of the Alpha Zeta wines here and has worked closely with them since 1999

In the vineyard

The grapes for this Amarone are grown on flatter sites around the Verona hills, at altitudes between 100-350 metres above sea level. The soils here are chalky and poor, and the vines are planted using the traditional Guyot training system.

In the winery

Once picked, the grapes were dried for at least four months in the Valpantena drying centre where temperature and humidity were controlled to ensure slow, even drying. During this period, the grapes lost 40% of their original weight. After drying, the grapes were crushed and then fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks at 18-22°C with maceration lasting for 20 days. Once fermentation was complete, the wine matured in oak barrels for two years before bottling

Food Recommendations

Pair along side rich red meats such as braised beef of venison casserole

In the press

Andrea Briccarello, Expert`s choice: Valpolicella, Decanter.com/Premium, 16th February 2021 Cantina Valpantena, `Torre del Falasco` Amarone della Valpolicella 2017, Italy 91 points This cooperative in the Valpantena boasts more than 200 growers spread across about 750ha. Mainly produced from Corvina and Rondinella, this Amarone surprised me with its elegant and approachable character. It’s a wine that can be easily enjoyed with a Sunday roast. Fragrant and elegant aromas of dark cherries and ripe plums lead to a palate tamed by juicy and crunchy red forest fruits, great acidity and a spicy, mellow finish.

Awards

2015 Vintage - International Wine Challenge Silver

In Stock Low Stock Out of Stock
£29.99

Delivery

DELIVERY BY COURIER - £9.99 Or FREE On Orders Over £150.00

Orders despatched next working day.
(Please note at the moment couriers are under a strain and deliveries can take an additional 1 to 2 days)

COLLECT IN STORE - FREE

Orders will be ready within 24 hours

LOCAL DELIVERY - FREE

12 bottles minimum
Within 10 miles of Hattersley Wines, Bakewell, Derbyshire

You may also like...

Framingham, Marlborough Classic Riesling

Framingham, Marlborough Classic Riesling

Fruit was sourced from estate vineyard in the Wairau Valley....

Country, Region
New Zealand, Marlborough
Grape
Riesling
Vintage
2019
Details
£16.25
Les Volets Pinot Noir

Les Volets Pinot Noir

Pure fruit, rich and slightly savory... and absolutely delicious....

Country, Region
France, Roussillon
Grape
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2019
Details
£9.50
RegisterOrLogin
0 items £0.00
My Basket & Checkout

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

We are currently experiencing higher traffic than normal and we are short of a number of lines. We still have plenty of wine though so to place an order please call the shop on 01629 815255 and one of the staff will take your order over the phone.
The shop is open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm & Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm

X
Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE