Carlo Santi 1843Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2017


Terrior: Selected vineyards in Cellore, in the municipality of Illasi, in the heart of Val d’Illasi (formerly called Valsecca – secca meaning dry – due to the scarcity of rain) and in Valpantena in the municipality of Grezzana, in Càda Lora. The vineyards face south-east and are situated at altitudes between 300 and 350 metres above sea level. Soils of marl and limestone origin, highly clayey, rich in limestone.

Vinification: At the end of January, after the pressing, a long and slow alcoholicfermentation takes place, which lasts over 50 days, at a maximum
temperature of 20°C, with only native yeasts, in wooden vats with an average capacity of 25 hl.

Additional Information

Dark red colour, ruby red reflections. The bouquet is very enveloping in complexity, smoothness, and intensity. A texture given by the hints of ripe plum, blackcurrant jam, and blueberry. Followed by notes reminiscent of orange peel, tea leaf, and dry pastry. On the palate it is enveloping, round yet vibrant due to the velvety tannins and the pleasant acidity. The return of the scents on the nose accompanies the long and sapid aftertaste.

Pairing: Red meats, game, mature cheeses


Technical Details

  • Appellation:
  • Winemaker: Cristian Ridolfi
  • Soil: marl and limestone origin
  • Yield: 45 hl/ha
  • Alcohol: 15.5%
  • Avg Production: 4500 cases
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

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