2012 VIGNETTI DE ETTORE AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA
$130.00

Producer: Ettore Righetti

Grape: 50% Corvina 25% Corvinone 10% Croatina 10% Rondinella 5% Oseleta

Pronunciation: ‘Am-ah-rone-neh’

Region: Verona, Veneto

Zone: Amarone Della Valpolicella DOCG

Producer Info:

The estate was established in 1930, but the grapes started being vinified in 2011. Ettore Righetti, the owner and manager, was the Director and President of Cantina di Negrar, a cooperative. Ettore is supported by his grandson Gabriele, who will shortly finish his studies in oenology. The 5 hectares of vineyards stand on the hills of Negrar, within the Valpolicella Classica zone, at an altitude between 250 and 400 meters above sea level. The vineyards are divided into two plots, on the western slope and on the eastern slope of the valley of Negrar, one with a south-west exposure and one with a south-east exposure. The soil is quite varied: alluvial, basaltic tuff of volcanic origin and clayey. All the soils are skeletal, a characteristic that makes the wines very flavourful, fresh and elegant. The vineyards are planted with the traditional and indigenous varieties of Valpolicella: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Croatina, Molinara, Pelara, Oseleta. The vines are between 15 and 40 years old

Tasting note: Intense, complex and elegant. Black cherry, dried flowers, spices, hint of sweet tobacco

Growing System: Pergola Veronese

Soil Composition: calcareous clay

Production: Manual harvest at the end of September, beginning of October. Selection of the best clusters. The clusters are dried naturally for 100 days with temperature and humidity control. Destemming and soft crushing. Cold maceration with the skins for 7 days followed by fermentation for approx. two weeks. Malolactic fermentation in steel. The wine matures in oak casks of a capacity of 5-10 hectolitres for 30 months. Finishing in the bottle for 12 months.

Alcohol (%) 16%