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Le Ragose Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008

The name of this wine comes from the word "bitter", which began to be used to distinguish it from "Recioto" the other sweeter red wine typical of the area of Valpolicella, and with whom he had casually origin.Catullus (Latin poet of the Republican age) was already speaking of a "bitter wine" declaiming "calices amariores" (bitter glasses) in his Carmine No. 27, written in 49 BC (approximately).
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Vintage 2008

Wine zones 50% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 20% Corvinone

Alcol 15.50%

Format 0,75 L Standard

Ruby purple color with good intensity and brilliance.
Dense, ripe and lush berries with a hint of dark chocolate. This is a wine of power and elegance, harmonic and enticing. The finish is long and satisfying.
Diversified nose, thick, warm, enveloping, fruity with hints of wild berries, herbs, pepper, black licorice and a savory minerality and a strong smell of wet earth.
To match with wild game birds, Wild goat, Risotto all'Amarone, Gorgonzola cheese, Dark chocolate desserts, Cheesecakes, Hazelnut and Almond desserts.
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Type Blend Red
Classification DOC Amarone della Valpolicella
Temperature 18-20
Acidity 6.0 g/l
Soil Different, consisting mainly of red clay and brown, and "toar" on Eocene limestone.
Density 3700
Vinification Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for about 20-30 days with indigenous yeasts, where they for a period of 8-10 months.
System Pergola Trentina Semplice
Harvest The grapes are harvested by hand, directly in the vineyard during the month of September, and placed directly into small plateuax of wood, on single layer, to be then placed to dry on wooden trellises until January/February. This process is called "Appassimento".
Aging Aging for 4/5 years in Slavonian oak casks with capacity from 10 to 60 hectoliters.
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Address: Arbizzano di Negrar (VR)

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Year of starter: 1969

Winemaker: Marco Galli

Produced bottles:

Hectares: 19

Since 1969 , before the parents , Arnaldo , winemaker, and Martha, then the sons Paul, Doctor of Economics , and Mark, who graduated in Agricultural Science with specialization in viticulture and enology , continue the work of experimentation and innovation while respecting the characteristics producers of Valpolicella. The corporate setting is aimed at achieving the highest quality in the cultivation of the main grape varieties ( Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone ) to be allocated to the production of Amarone, Recioto and Valpolicella . The correct choice of parameters vines were planted in simple pergola thirty (density of vines and rootstocks , orientation and inclination of the pergola ) and its careful management ( fertilization , winter pruning , pruning , leaf removal and bunch thinning ) make it a excellent system of breeding for varieties grown on the hills of Verona . The company only produces wine grapes from its own vineyards , planted in the proportions laid down by the disciplinary their destination for the production of Amarone , Valpolicella Ripasso wine is decided each year , according to the characteristics of the grapes compared to the seasonal trend . The hillside location and the favorable exposure to the winds also make it possible to have an ideal climate for the drying of grapes . The transformation of the grapes is done through the stalk remover , and the following fermentations are operated by indigenous yeasts. The refinement is conducted mainly in oak casks of different ages , with capacities between 10 and 60 hectoliters , with the aim to observe the characteristics of the terroir that through the scents and flavors derived from it , give the wine character and recognizability . This was confirmed in the course of time by which the information industry has dedicated to the Company's products . Paul and Mark Galli lead today the farm The Ragose , continuing the production philosophy drawn from parents Arnaldo and Marta , and completing projects for growth, development and improvement.

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