Speri Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Sant' Urbano 2016
Amarone is the king of Veronese wines, combining power and softness that evolves to a Port-like richness with grandeur and depth from 10+ years in the cellar. Released only in the best vintages, Monte Sant’Urbano is a single vineyard blend of 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Corvinone. Select bunches are hand-picked in the last two weeks of September and dried for 110-120 days, losing over 40% of their initial weight. In January, the grapes are de-stemmed and soft-pressed, and both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation is carried out in large oak. The wine is aged for 3 years in a combination of tonneaux and Slovenian oak barrels, followed by 1 year in the bottle. Although Amarone is a powerful and concentrated wine, the Speri style is more medium-bodied, highlighting elegance and finesse. The bouquet is intense and floral with cherries, violets, mint and jammy notes, the palate rich, concentrated and structured with flavours that linger on and on'.
Grape Varieties 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Corvinone
Rating and reviews
The Speri, one of the reference companies of Valpolicella for history and quality, for over eighty years, have owned one of the most beautiful vineyards in the area, located in the Sant'Urbano hill, which the winery has, among the first Venetian producers, inextricably linked to its reference Amarone. On the nose the red fruit of Sant'Urbano 2016 is clear and intense, perfectly ripe, suggestive balsamic notes that refer to mint and eucalyptol, while a short pause in the glass brings out the spicy notes otherwise shy and nuanced; gritty the sip well centered between acidity, tannins and fruit, for a finish of great aromatic persistence.
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