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2009 BERTANI Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

BERTANI Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2009

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 362277
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Open
  • Status
  • Status
  • Unavailable
  • Country
  • Country
  • Italy
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita (DOCG)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Veneto
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Amarone della Valpolicella
  • Classification
  • Classification
  • Classico
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Corvina 80 %
    Rondinella 20 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • Length of aging
  • Length of aging
  • 6 Years
  • About this winery

    Bertani’s story began mid-19th century when brothers Giovan Battista and Gaetano Bertani purchased some land in Quinto di Valpantena, north of Verona, in 1857. Although established 13 years prior, the first wine wasn’t released until 1870. Unlike most vintners at the time, the brothers owned both the winery and vineyards, giving them full control of farming and winemaking from start to finish. Bertani was one of the first to bottle its wines and export to foreign markets. Over the years,...

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  • Tasting notes

    Firstly there are the typical notes of plum, cherry and morello cherry on the nose, followed by a great variety of tones: nuts, tea leaves, liquorice and spices. On the palate there are hints of red berry fruits, softened by plush vanilla notes, in perfect harmony with the acidity and tannins.

  • Viticultural notes

    The harvest is done by hand in the second week of September. After careful bunch selection, the grapes are taken to the drying rooms and laid in a single layer on bamboo racks. They remain here for about 120 days to gain better concentration, favouring the development of a rich aromatic profile. In mid-January the grapes are destemmed and crushed. Maceration at 4-5°C for about 20 days, then a slow fermentation starts – about 30 days in concrete vats at a maximum temperature of 18°C.

  • Winemaking notes

    The grapes are set aside to dry on the “aréle” (racks made from bamboo canes), according to the traditional production method. Fermentation in concrete and ageing in large barrels for at least six years give it a stable structure, making it one of the longest-lived red wines in the world. Amarone Classico Bertani ages in Slavonian oak barrels, with an average capacity of 60 hl, for about six years. Then it matures in the bottle for 12+ months.

Press reviews

  • - 95 Points -

    August 2018

    A really beautiful Amarone that shows fresh, glazed cherries, red licorice, dried nutmeg, caramelized orange peel, dried rose petals, hot stones and red-plum essence. Medium to full body, really tight and compact tannins, pinpoint acidity and a long, spicy finish. So dry, linear and well defined.

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