Speri Amarone della Valpolicella Sant'Urbano 2016

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Speri is the most important biological reality in the whole Valpolicella Classica. The conversion to organic, which ended in 2015, has involved all 60 hectares of vineyards since 1800 owned by this very important family.

Amarone della Valpolicella is the emblematic bottle of this winery, the one it has been producing since the mid-1950s and on which all the company's efforts converge.

The organic disciplinary provides that the grapes follow their natural cycle, here they are harvested by hand and subjected to careful selection and then left to dry on the traditional wooden and bamboo racks called arele.

The result is a red with an extraordinary finesse and complex structure, produced only in the best vintages and put on the market only 12 months after the date established in the production specification.

An iconic bottle!



Rosso granato intenso,


Profumo etereo di frutta appassita.


Al palato è corposo, caldo, avvolgente, asciutto. Vino importante e di rara eleganza, si presta bene all'invecchiamento.


Indicato con secondi piatti robusti di carni rosse come brasati e cacciagione, ottimo con formaggi stagionati.



YEAR 2016
VINES Corvina, 5% Molinara, 25% Rondinella, Corvinone
ALCOL 15.00
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard
COLLECTED Selezione manuale dei migliori grappoli e successivo appassimento per circa 100 giorni, con calo ponderale idel 40% circa.



CLASSIFICATION DOCG Amarone della Valpolicella
LOCATION Pedemonte di San Pietro in Cariano (VR)
REFINEMENT 24 mesi in tonneaux di rovere francese da 500 l.; a seguire 18 mesi in botti medio-grandi di rovere di Slavonia. Affinamento in bottiglia di 12 mesi.
WINEMAKING Successiva pigiatura e lunga fermentazione con macerazione.
SUGAR 4.9 g/l
ACIDITY 5.5 g/l



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Wine Spectator 2011 92
Wine Spectator 2013 92
Wine Advocated 2009 94
Wine Advocated 2013 94
James Suckling 2007 94
James Suckling 2010 94
James Suckling 2013 93
James Suckling 2015 93
James Suckling 2016 95

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Name: Speri
Start-up year: 1874
Cultivated hectares: 60
Winemaker name: Alberto Speri
Address: Via Fontana, 14 - Pedemonte di San Pietro in Cariano (VR)
Web Site: www.speri.com

The Family: …the story of the land and its people. A family of long-standing from Valpolicella, the Speri company is a true traditionalist in the making of one of the most prestigious wines: the Amarone. Its continuity and its strong local roots have contributed greatly to the agricultural history of Valpolicella becoming a definitive benchmark for Italian wine making. The company was established in the second half of the 19th century in the Valpolicella Classica area. Over the years the company gradually expanded its estates in the best known areas of Valpolicella Classica which today amount to 50 hectares. This was a controlled expansion ensuring direct management of production at all times, continuity of style and excellent quality Speri wines. After 150 years of business, Speri family still produce wine using solely his own grapes and they supervise all stages of production, from the vineyard to the bottle. Today Speri is proud to have reached their fifth generation. Speri wine is made using only own grapes: From the vineyard to the bottle Speri produces wine using exclusively own grapes and they closely supervise all stages of production, giving great attention to every little detail. Respect for nature: Speri's extensive experience in vine growing and their constant quest to improve quality have given them a particular awareness of tradition and environment. The use of the “inclined open pergoletta” system supports indigenous varieties best and gives them optimum exposure to sunlight, particularly in hilly areas. In order to reduce the yield in the vineyard Speri uses the grassing technique and do not use fertilizers. They weed, prune and thin out on a regular basis. The vines are treated with environmentally friendly products and, by using modern machinery and tools, the amount of phytosanitory products used is very limited. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully selected by experts. Wine cellar: The latest technology, the efficiency of the wine production machinery and the highest quality materials are nothing without the expertise of those who operate them. Quality: The quality consolidated in over 100 years of experience by 2001, has achieved a significant goal until now reached by very few companies in this sector: The Uni En Iso 9001-2000 certification of quality compliance guaranteed by the CSQA, a body accredited by Sincert. Today’s quality means that normal procedures offer the consumer a guarantee for the whole wine production process, from the careful selection of the fruit to the bottling and packaging of the final product.