Ca'Rugate Amarone della Valpolicella 2018

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Ca'Rugate Amarone della Valpolicella 2018

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 2018

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
The 2018 winter was cool with frequent rainfall. The start of the growing season was also
marked by rain, but a hot, dry period followed during the summer. Ideal temperatures
during the harvest delivered good 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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