Ca'Rugate Punta 470 Amarone della Valpolicella 2016

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Ca'Rugate Punta 470 Amarone della Valpolicella 2016

Country - Italy

Region - Veneto

Grape Varieties - Corvina 45%, Corvinone 40%, Rondinella 15%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ca'rugate

Tasting notes - Concentrated aromas of ripe blueberries, blackberries and cherries are enhanced with a hint of spicy oak. The palate is rich, full bodied and complex, with beautiful balance and a long, elegant finish.

Ca'Rugate Punta 470 Amarone della Valpolicella 2016

An intensely flavoured but elegant Amarone with a
warm character of savoury raisined fruit and spicy
pepper.


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
The warm, dry weather during the growing cycle of the vines in 2016 enabled the
grapes to reach excellent physiological ripeness. High temperatures during July lead
into a warm, dry summer and ideal harvesting conditions in September. The resulting
wines show intense aromatics, flavours and wonderful balance.


Vineyard
Punta 470 takes its name from the altitude of Ca'Rugate's six hectare estate vineyard
in the hills around Montecchia di Crosara, where the grapes are grown at 470
metres above sea-level. This elevation allows the grapes to retain balancing acidity
to the concentrated fruits and enables Ca’ Rugate to produce a wine which is
elegant and food-friendly. The vines yield 90 quintals per hectare and are grown in
gravel and limestone soils, providing excellent drainage for the vines. The grapes are
hand-picked during the last two weeks of September and laid flat in small wooden
boxes containing an average of just six kilograms. This allows good air flow during
the crucial drying process.


Winemaking
The grapes were allowed to dry gently in well-ventilated rooms for approximately four
to five months, concentrating their flavours, sweetness and colour. During the winter,
the grapes were crushed and the fermentation started with natural yeasts. The must
was then transferred to 500 litre oak casks to finish fermentation. The wine matures in
wood for a period of 25-30 months, prior to being bottled.


Tasting Note
Concentrated aromas of ripe blueberries, blackberries and cherries are enhanced
with a hint of spicy oak. The palate is rich, full bodied and complex, with beautiful
balance and a long, elegant finish.


Grape
Corvina 45%, Corvinone 40%, Rondinella 15%

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