Cantina di Monteforte d’Alpone Clivus Amarone 2015

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Tasting Notes
Aromas are pronounced with black fruit, coffee roast, chocolate covered cherries, and hints of smoke. The palate is full, yet elegant and lifted. Chocolate-covered berry fruits, with espresso beans, mocha, and red cherries. The tannins are a bit pronounced now but this wine is smooth, polished and dense. Enjoy the long finish.
 
Cantina Sociale di Monteforte d’Alpone was funded in March 1952 by a group of winemakers who decided to cooperate for the conservation of a specific area. The group is now composed of 600 associated wineries! 
 
Amarone is a rich Italian dry red wine made from the partially dried grapes of the Corvina (45–95%, of which up to 50% could be substituted with Corvinone), Rondinella (5–30%) and other approved red grape varieties (up to 25%). Valpolicella is in the province of Verona, within the large Veneto region near Venice.
 
Grapes for the Clivus come from the ills of Montecchia di Crosara and Cazzano di Tramigna. They were harvested at the beginning of October. After drying naturally in “fruttai” (fruit storage rooms), towards the end of January grapes are crushed and left to ferment in steel tanks.  After racking off the lees, the wine is aged partly in Slavonia oak barrels and partly in barriques. Then the wine spends another six months maturing in bottle.
 
Food Pairing Suggestions

Mushrooms, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Vegetables

Color:
Red
Origin:
Italy
Grape Varietal:
Other Red, Rodinella, Corvinone, Corvina
Price:
$43.50 each
  bottle(s)