VILLA RIZZARDI, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG -2016
Our Amarone Villa Rizzardi Riserva is aged 36 months in barrels, mostly French oak and can be stored for several years. It is an elegant wine that can be paired with roasted or braised meat, game emat, for example venison, curry dishes and aged cheeses such as Pecorino di Pienza.
Amarone represents a unique winemaking method that uses grapes grown in Valpolicella which, once harvested, are dried in boxes. The grapes for this Amarone grow in the Pojega vineyard, where the average age of the vines is at least 30 years. Amarone wine has a high alcohol content thanks to the fermentation of sugar that derives from drying. From the 2015 vintage onwards Villa Rizzardi is officially a Riserva Amarone and will only be made in limited quantities in the better vintages.