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Tenuta Santa Maria Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva 2015

16% abv

Vol- 75cl

Silken preserved cherry, spices, and dried rose petals. Layered subtlety, broad shouldered but with grace and power in gorgeous proportion and balanced with sinuous tannins and an elegant luminosity.

“Sweet violets and roses give way to black cherries, balsamic spices and white smoke as the incredibly pretty 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva blossoms in the glass. This is an undeniably elegant and refined style, casting a polished display of licorice-tinged blackberries and savory herbs across a core of brisk acidity. The resulting expression is quite savory, tapering off long with building tannic tension that grows with each sip. Rich notes of mocha contrast fresh mint and salty minerals, as this finishes impossibly long with an umami feel. The 2015 gets an official “wow” in my book.” 2024 – 2038
96 Points, Eric Guido, Vinous, Feb 2021

At the end of September, the finest (Corvina 75%, Rondinella 10%, Corvinone 15%) grapes are hand-selected for a special, early harvest from the estate in Arbizzano di Negrar, located in the Valpolicella Classica Region. The fruit is then laid to dry for 4-5 months on bamboo and wood mats in a centuries-old chamber, protected but with natural air circulation. Towards the middle of January, after reaching the desired sugar concentration (and when the grapes have lost 40-50% of their original weight), the dried fruit is pressed and left to ferment for 25-30 days at a controlled temperature accompanied by daily punch downs. This process is followed by a long period of fining in large oak barrels where the malolactic fermentation takes place. Nearly five years after the initial harvesting, the wine is bottled for an minimal additional six months’ minimum of refinement. Aging is in 30 & 50hl botti averaging 10 years of age.

£210.00  Per Case 6 x 75cl (6 x £35.00)   exclusive of Duty and VAT.

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Important. This is a bonded product and is priced exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wines must be purchased by the unmixed case. The case size is detailed in the Product Details. After purchase we will contact you to arrange either the wine's continued storage in a bonded warehouse as designated by HM Customs & Excise or for the payment of the pertinent Duty and VAT, where after delivery can be arranged. Transfer & delivery fees will be charged at cost.

Tenuta Santa Maria is a private estate of the Bertani family. Located in the Arbizzano frazione of Negrar, one of the most highly regarded terroirs of the Valpolicella Classica, the 16th century Villa Mosconi Bertani and its vineyards are intertwined with the history of the regions' most famous wine - Amarone. The great grandfather of today's proprietor, Gaetano Bertani, along with his brother Giovan Battista, founded the estate in 1857. The family was responsbile for the introduction of the term 'Amarone', coined in 1936 within the very cellars of the villa complex in reference to a wine the Bertani family had been producing since the early 1900s under the name 'Recioto Secco'.

The estate, along with the Colognola ai Colli property in the Val d'illasi to the east, were retained post 2013 when the Gruppo Bertani was sold. Today Gaetano, along with his sons Giovanni & Guglielmo, work to express the quality of this land by combining traditional methods, selected technology, and experience passed down through generations of family tradition. The vineyards are in organic conversion.

Reference #:
16045_B
Strength
16 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
Yes
Vegetarian
Yes
Sparkling
No

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