Antolini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Co Coato 2017
Grapes: Corvina 40%, Corvinone 40%, Rondinella 15%, Molinara 5%
Bottle size: 75cl
Viticulture: biodynamic practices
Winemaking: grapes are dried for 120 days on wooden grills; 24 months in large oak, cherry, chestnut and mulberry barrels
Complex, deep and rich with notes of raisins, blackberries, blueberries, and plums. Hints of tobacco, liquorice and coffee. Smooth, warm and velvety palate, subtle well integrated tannins with a very fine and long finish.
About the producer: Pier Paolo Antolini and his brother Stefano took over their family vineyard in the early 1990s. Situated on the hills of Marano, San Pietro in Cariano and Negrar in Valpolicella. The 'Marogne', terraced vineyards cover some 7 hectares and are interspersed with olive and cherry trees. You find these scents immediately in the wines when you uncork a bottle. Their wines are in some ways modern being very bright and full of delicious fruity corvina aromas. However, natural farming and wild yeasts give these wines a genuine sense of identity. Although they aim for body and fullness of flavour, the brothers use very little new oak and the wines are very fresh.