Game, Roasted meat, Beef stew, Duck in orange sauce, and seasoned Cheeses,
PRICE FOR 6 BOTTLE HK$ 391.00 In 1963 the Italian government adopted a system of quality assurance labels for its food products, especially wines and cheeses. The labels rate how authentic and regional the methods of a food’s production are, and increase in strictness from IGT, to DOC, to DOCG. Only a few wines get to become DOCGs (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita), and Amarone della Valpolicella officially became one of them in 1968. With the designation came many rules about planting, vine production and vineyard location; but more important to us is the production method called apassimento, and the styles of Amarone and Amarone Riserva. Wine-making: Gentle crushing followed by a maceration on the skins and a slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 40 – 60 days. Aging: In 23 Hl barrels made of Slovenian oak for about 24 months and it continues in stainless steel tanks. Aging in the bottle varies from 6 to 12 months.
Color: Intense ruby red. Nose: Plum, Black Cherry, Black Berry, Liquorice, Cocoa and Tobacco. Palate: Velvet touch, dry and long finishing Pairings: Roasts, grilled meats, game and aged cheeses.