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
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
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
An intensely flavoured but elegant Amarone, with concentrated flavours of ripe
blueberries, blackberries and cherries, enhanced by 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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