Dry 0.2% R.S. | ABV 15.5%
This limited production Amarone-style wine opens up with aromas of orange rind and cassis and leads into a palate of dried cherries, star anise and dried green herbs. This non-filtered wine has a fresh and full palate that finishes with a hint of smoke and leather. Made with 100% estate grown Barbera grapes.
Attesa (at'tesa) is the Italian word translating to anticipation. Amarone wines require a slow wine making process, taking an extended time to dry, press, and ferment the grapes. The result is this rich, full-bodied red wine with notes of cherry and chocolate.
Amarone is a style of wine made by
- Picking grapes
- Drying grapes until there is 40% less liquid (called apassimento and can take as long as 120 days)
- Slowly press dried grapes
- Slowly ferment grapes into wine over a period of 35–50 days (this is a long time for wine!)
It is a labor intensive process, making it an expensive wine to produce. A true Amarone wine is made in Valpolicella Italy, that is why we call it an Amarone style.