Corte Giara is the negociant label of Allegrini. The wines are made by Allegrini from fruit brought in from outside their own vineyards. They have a similar stamp of quality that sets them apart from most of the Veronese wines produced at this level.
The grapes were picked in late September and dried in a humidity controlled drying loft for three to four months, during which time they about 40% of their weight. Vinification took place in the first half of January, with fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 8°-22°C for 22-24 days. Daily pumping over took place to extract good levels of colour and tannins. The wine was aged for five months in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, 15 months in oak – half in large Slavonian oak barrels, half in second use barriques – and a further six months in bottle before release.
This wine is intensely perfumed with an inviting ruby red colour. The characteristic hints of black cherry and freshly ground black pepper are followed by subtle herb nuances on the nose. Dry and well-balanced, the characteristic acidity combines well with the softness of the fruit to produce a supple and powerful wine.
Amarone della Valpolicella DOC
The grapes for the Cortegiara Amarone are grown in vineyards located in the hills of the Valpolicella area, in Colline di Grezzana, Montorio and Marcellise. The vineyards are situated at 180-250 metres above sea level and face south-east, on chalky, well-drained soils. They are pergola trained, with about 3,000 vines per hectare. The vines are 31 years old on average and are pruned with 14-15 buds per fruiting cane.
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