Single vineyard Calcarole Amarone Riserva is only produced in the best vintages and in limited quantities. Calcarole is a terraced vineyard (marogne) up to 230 m above sea level, in the heart of Negrar in the Valpolicella Classico area. It is a location with a particularly warm micro climate, calcareous soil and beneficial south west exposure.
Sourced from mature vines, with a natural low production, the grapes are harvested by hand when they are at the ideal ripeness to undergo the drying process in the nearby Pojega cellar. The hand selected grapes are naturally dried for a few months in boxes and then fermented before the wine undergoes a long maturation in oak barrels.
From the 2015 vintage onwards Calcarole has been labelled as a Riserva. The wine matures for a longer period in the cellar, so that we are bottling the wine a minimum of 4 years from harvest. Calcarole Amarone Riserva can be cellared for many years.
It is an excellent accompaniment to roast or braised beef/lamb or game dishes such as venison. Other recommended pairings include beef stroganoff, curry based dishes or hard mature cheeses. We recommend serving at around 16° C or 60° F and we suggest not decanting the wine.
Ageing potential: over 10 years.