Marta Galli Amarone Classico DOC 2005

Le Ragose

Terroir: Produced from an extreme selection of grapes hand harvested from estate vineyards sitting about 1,200 feet in elevation. The vineyards are ideally situated with a southwest exposure and soils of clay and magnesium, calcium and iron based gravel. Vines average 30-60 years old, planted in a simple trellis system with an average of 3300-4200 vines per acre..

Vinification: Initial selection occurs directly in the vineyard, with only the most pristine bunches being selected. Grapes are harvested in mid-September and then dried until January in the estates cellars. Fermentation occurs over a period of 20-30 days in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where it will rest for another 8-10 months, followed by extended ageing of 24-36 months in new oak barrels. Barrels are a mixture of Allier, Troncais, and Vosges French oak. The final wine will rest in bottle for a minimum of six months before release.

Additional Information

Intense, extraordinarily powerful, yet rich in tannins, with hints of black cherry. Hot, strong, full and velvety with a pleasantly bitter taste, elegant and well balanced.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Amarone Classico DOC
  • Winemaker: Marco Galli
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, gravel
  • Avg Vine Age: 30-60 years
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.5 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 50% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 20% Corvinone, 10% Other Varietals

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    "Inviting flavors of sappy black cherry, date and mocha are well-knit with more traditional notes of forest floor, grilled herb and beef in this balanced Amarone. Silky in texture and juicy, with an expressive, spiced finish. Drink now through 2025."
  • Score: 91 Points

    Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    "The 2005 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Marta Galli is deep, rich and nicely structured. Bright red fruit melds into gentle floral and spice notes as the 2005 shows off its personality. Nicely delineated throughout, the 2005 impresses for its balance and overall sense of harmony. Cedar, savory herbs and tobacco add dimensions of complexity to the powerful finish."

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