Amarone docg 2011 Farming
Cellars CAV. G. B. Farming
The Bertani winery was born in 1857 by the brothers Giovan Battista and Gaetano Bertani, in Quinto di Valpantena, north of Verona. Bertani was among the first companies in Italy to understand the value of bottled wine: large investments were made immediately in the vineyards and in the cellar to bottle and export Italian quality around the world with Bertani wines, that already before the end of the nineteenth century crossed the Atlantic Ocean to be appreciated in many cities in the United States. In the mid-twentieth century, with the acquisition of Tenuta Novare, in Classic Valpolicella, Bertani concretizes the half-century long research, to produce the “Wine”, what is born to last forever. It's here, indeed, that begins the history of Amarone, wine symbol of the territory from which it is born, whose first vintage dates back to 1958. Now they count more than 200 hectares of vineyards in the most suitable areas of the Verona area and the company is divided into two cellars: one in Grezzana where the winemaking, bottling and logistics activities are based; the other in Negrar, called Tenuta Novare in the heart of Valpolicella Classica, cradle of the great reds such as Amarone and Valpolicella Classico Superiore.
L'Amarone docg Bertani born from the land of Tenuta Novare in Arbizzano di Negrar, in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area, and is located in the middle of a green basin, in a sort of natural amphitheater, where vineyards alternate with woods and luxuriant nature. An extraordinary land where water is constantly guaranteed by ben 7 natural springs e, even more peculiar, it is the alternation of soils: from the clayey of the valley floor to the calcareous soils rich in iron and manganese to reach the soils rich in basalt ideal for producing grapes for great red wines. This is how this great red wine is produced whose musts are entrusted to slow fermentations, sometimes even higher than 50 days, in concrete tanks, and the refinements are never less than 6 years in Slavonian oak barrels and others 12 months of rest in the bottle. In the glass it has an intense ruby red color with garnet reflections; intense and complex notes of plum emerge on the nose, cherry and morello cherry with hints of dried fruit, licorice and spices. On the palate it is soft and enveloping with a dry sip finish with an excellent sensation of elegance and persistence.