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Luigi Righetti Capitel Del Roari Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico


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Luigi Righetti Capitel Del Roari Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico is a dry, full and rich wine that is also velvety and elegant. It has intense and persistent flavours of ripe, dark cherries, violets, sweet spices and toast. The aromas will develop in the glass so it’s a good idea to open a bottle a few hours before serving.

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Subregion: Valpolicella
Vintage: 2013
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
ABV: 15%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Full, rich but dry
Vegetarian: Yes (not certified)
Vegan: Yes (not certified)
Drink With: Roast duck

In local Veronese dialect, "Roari" means oak tree and the name of Luigi Righetti's select Capitel Del Roari Amarone Della Valpolicella derives from the many oak trees that line the various vineyard plots. This area, in the heart of Valpolicella Classico region north-west of Verona, is unique for its hills, sun exposure, soil and climate. All of these factors allow the grapes to ripen very slowly. Not until October are the grapes ready to be hand-harvested, and only the sweetest grapes are used for this Amarone. The small bunches are left to dry for 3 to 4 months to further concentrate their flavours and sugars. After fermentation, the Luigi Righetti Capitel Del Roari Amarone Della Valpolicella matures in oak casks and barriques for at least 3 years.

From Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Blackberry pâte de fruit, sun-dried cherry, liquorice and ganache flavours herald this medium to full-bodied red, but rich notes of wood smoke, grilled herb and spice box build midpalate through to the muscular finish. Drink now through 2025." 90 Points

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