2016 Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena Villa Arvedi
2016 Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena Villa Arvedi, Red wine from Valpantena DOCG, Italy
Villa Arvedi is another example of Bertani’s traditional dedication to producing Amarone, with this modern and well balanced Amarone which is nonetheless authentic and rich in body. New fermentation and drying techniques give this wine an elegant balance of exuberant fruity notes. It has a rich blackberry flavour, a minty scent, a sweet cherry taste and the spicy hints that are typical of this valley.
Deep dark red color with violet rim. At the nose, deep scents of cherry, sour cherry and berries typical of Amarone della Valpolicella and notes of spices and dry fruit typical of Valpantena. In mouth the tannins are present even if soft and wrapped in the glycerin and in the flavor of red fruit.
The Valpolicella Blend is based on three indigenous red-wine grape varieties grown in the Veneto region in Italy’s northeast. Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella are the trio primarily involved in the Valpolicella DOC, although it could easily be argued that the production method is equally as important – the grape berries are semi-dried to make Amarone, possibly their most famous incarnation.
The exact proportions used are ultimately down to the winery, though Corvina plays the starring role (45 to 95 percent) in the various levels of Valpolicella red wine and is regarded as the blend’s lynchpin. Known more for its acidity and sour-cherry flavors than its depth, Corvina makes for lightly colored wine that sometimes resembles the Gamay variety of Beaujolais.
Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena wines are rich, red Amarone wines from the Valpantena subregion in the Valpolicella viticultural zone of Veneto, northeastern Italy. The valley is so named because of the notable Pantheon situated in the village of Santa Maria in Stelle. It became part of the Valpolicella zone in the 1960s.
Bertani is an Italian wine producer in the northeastern wine-producing region of Veneto. The estate has two wineries: one in Valpolicella Valpantena and the second, Tenuta Novare, at the epicentre of Amarone and Valpolicella Classico Superiore winemaking country.
Bertani’s history dates back to 1857 when brothers Giovan Battista and Gaetano Bertani established the original winery in Grezzana, Valpolicella Valpantena. Today, Bertani comprises more than 200 hectares (500 acres) of cultivated vineyards across Verona: Lake Garda, Valpolicella Valpantena, Soave and Valpolicella Classico.