"Le Origini" Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva 2015


Terroir: Grown in the original production zone of Valpolicella Classico in the Veneto, Italy. Limestone, marl, some tuffaceous soil.

Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested and dried on racks for four months. The raisined grapes are then pressed, followed by a cool (5° C) pre-fermentation maceration of seven days. The grapes then undergo a slow fermentation for 25 days and are once again macerated for five days at 24° C. The juice is aged for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels and then 36 months in 100% Slovenian oak casks. The wine rests nine months in bottle before being released.

Additional Information

Deep garnet color with a violet hue. Aromas of wild cherries, black fruit, vanilla and licorice, with hints of cedar. Full-bodied and velvety, with ripe tannins and notes of plums, cocoa and spices.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Veneto
  • Winemaker: Christian Scrinzi
  • Soil: Limestone, marl, some tuffaceous soil
  • Alcohol: 16.0%
  • Ttl Acidity: 6.3 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 75% Corvina and Corvinone, 25% Rondinella

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
    Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
    "A quietly intense Amarone with sweet, dried berries and hints of spearmint and fresh oak. Medium-to full-bodied with fine, firm tannins and a clean finish. Drink or hold."
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
    "Aromas of French oak, blue flowers, coconut and cassis form the nose on this full-bodied red. The enveloping palate doles out raisin, fruitcake, vanilla and dark chocolate alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2027."

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