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CONTE GASTONE
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
JUST A GLASS IS NOT ENOUGH. A GREAT WINE IS REALLY SO IF ENTER’S PEOPLE’S LIVES.
CURIOSITY BELONGS TO WHO BELIEVES THERE’S SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
IRONY BELONGS TO WHO’S LOOKING FOR SOME LIGHTNESS IN A TOO ELITIST WORLD. TRUST BELONGS TO WHO IDENTIFIES IN SIMPLE THINGS.
“A democratic Amarone?
There’s who says so and who doesn’t.
Every year an artist interprets our everyday life portraying characters in search of an author.
Wine is creativity, free your imagination and feel better. Traces of you are in every bottle.”
80

days of drying

24

months ageing in wood

12

months in bottle

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Wine:
Dry red wine;
Grapes
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Croatina;
Soil Type
Tenute Massimago (Mezzane di Sotto) – Marly/clay soil;
Altitude
100 mt.
Density
7000 plants/hectare;
Training System
Guyot

Vinification

The grapes, once they have been carefully selected by hand, are placed in flat wooden trays and left to dry for 80 days in our special storage sheds where humidity and temperature are strictly controlled. During vinification, the cold maceration period is extended for 5 days.

The prolonged contact with the skins flavours the extraction of the rich primary fruit aromas. The malolactic fermentation takes place quickly and is carried out partly in French oak barriques in our cellar which lies

deep in the rock below our house. The ageing process continues for 2 years in wood and a further 12 months in the bottle.

Alcohol: 16,00% vol
Sugar: 1,7 G/L

 

Characteristics:

Intense red ruby colour with garnet red rims. Pronounced notes of plum and black cherry, cloves and black pepper.
Smooth palate flavours of red cherries, plum and cloves. Balanced and fruity lingering aftertaste.

Pairing:
Seasoned meat dishes (spice, pepper). Stewed meats, game and roasted meats. Aged cheeses.

International cuisine suggestion: American BBQ, Gulasch, wild boar stew. Roasted lamb with garlic potatoes.

Label:
Franco Chiani’s “Italian Facebook”. From an idea of Camilla Rossi- Chauvenet and Franco Chiani.

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