Ca'Rugate Amarone della Valpolicella 2016

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Ca'Rugate Amarone della Valpolicella 2016

Country - Italy

Region - Veneto

Grape Varieties - Corvina 40%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 30%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ca'rugate

Tasting notes - Intense garnet red in colour, with concentrated sweet fruit aromas of currants, ripe blueberries and cherries, enhanced with a hint of spicy oak. Beautifully balanced on the palate, it is rich, full bodied and complex with a lingering finish.

Ca'Rugate Amarone della Valpolicella 2016

A gamey, elegant yet restrained style of Amarone with
lovely raisiny red fruits through to a lingering and fine
finish.


Producer Note
The family business has been handed down through the generations of the Tessari
family since the early 1900s. The estate was renamed Ca'Rugate in 1986, taking its
name from the volcanic hills where the vineyards are located. Now run by the fourth
generation, Michele has brought with him a lively, passionate and entrepreneurial
spirit. Considerable expansion has taken place in recent years with investment in a
new technologically advanced cellar and expansion into the Valpolicella area with
the purchase of vineyards in the hilly zone of Montecchia di Crosara. The estate now
covers 90 hectares of vineyard. Ca'Rugate has been awarded the prestigious 'Tre
Bicchieri' award rating from Gambero Rosso multiple times, making it one of the most
awarded producers in the competition and has been hailed by the New York Times
as one of the "Top Five producers of High-End Soave".


Vintage
A cool winter with high rainfall set the scene for 2016. Dry and rainy periods took
place during the spring enabling the vegetative cycle to develop without any stress.
The summer saw high temperatures with dry conditions, resulting in high yields of
high quality grapes.


Vineyard
The grapes come from a vineyard on the hills of Montecchia di Crosara, where the
soil is gravel and limestone. Hand picked during the last two weeks of September
and laid in flat small wooden boxes containing an average of just six kilograms. This
allows good airflow during the crucial drying process.


Winemaking
The grapes were left to dry gently in well-ventilated, humidity controlled rooms for
approximately four to five months, concentrating their flavours, sweetness and
colour. In winter, the grapes were crushed, and the fermentation started with natural
yeasts. The must finished its fermentation in 500 litre oak casks. The wine was then
matured in wood for 25-30 months, prior to being bottled.


Tasting Note
Intense garnet red in colour, with concentrated sweet fruit aromas of currants, ripe
blueberries and cherries, enhanced with a hint of spicy oak. Beautifully balanced on
the palate, it is rich, full bodied and complex with a lingering finish.


Grape
Corvina 40%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 30%

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