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Giacomo Montresor Amarone Della Valpolicella 2004

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WINE MAKING Traditional vinification for the making of Amarone. Late harvest. The grapes are dried out until February, when they are crushed. The must ferments in stainless steel tanks for 4 months. The wine ages in Slavonian oak casks and French small barrels for 3 years. Finally it is bottled and it rests for 6 months before release. SENSORY EVALUATION Deep ruby red colour with pomegranate reflections, ethereal nose which reminds of peach blossoms, violet, raspberry and mint. On the palate it is intense, refined; it displays full body and smoothness, with clear notes of dried grapes. FOOD SUGGESTIONS Ideal with spicy dishes, game and seasoned cheeses. Excellent with parmesan cheese. Great wine, to serve at room temperature (20° C) uncorking the bottle possibly two hours before.

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Cantina Giacomo Montresor:
The Montresor family has its roots in France. The count Claude de Montresor had a prominent important historical position during Cardinal Richelieu days and he took part to the political events as prime counsellor of Duke d'Orleans, the cousin of the king. He supported a moderate and less conservative monarchy. The Montresor family is also mentioned in a famous tale of Edgar A. Poe, "The Amonti... Read more
The Montresor family has its roots in France. The count Claude de Montresor had a prominent important historical position during Cardinal Richelieu days and he took part to the political events as prime counsellor of Duke d'Orleans, the cousin of the king. He supported a moderate and less conservative monarchy. The Montresor family is also mentioned in a famous tale of Edgar A. Poe, "The Amontillado Cask", where a member of the Montresor family is described as premium wine connoisseur with an excellent palate. In the XVI century a branch of the family moved from Chateau Montresor, in the Loire valley to Italy and more precisely in Verona where they acquired lands, estates and started the culture of the vines. When Giacomo Montresor, in the second half of the 19th century, started to sell the wines he produced under his family name, he could not imagine that one century later his wines would have reached the four cardinal points of the world. Today his successors carry on this tradition which associates the agricultural activity to selecting, ageing, bottling and distributing operations. Read less

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Snooth User: Dave1979
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4.50 5
06/30/2009

Four and a half glasses



WINE MAKING Traditional vinification for the making of Amarone. Late harvest. The grapes are dried out until February, when they are crushed. The must ferments in stainless steel tanks for 4 months. The wine ages in Slavonian oak casks and French small barrels for 3 years. Finally it is bottled and it rests for 6 months before release. SENSORY EVALUATION Deep ruby red colour with pomegranate reflections, ethereal nose which reminds of peach blossoms, violet, raspberry and mint. On the palate it is intense, refined; it displays full body and smoothness, with clear notes of dried grapes. FOOD SUGGESTIONS Ideal with spicy dishes, game and seasoned cheeses. Excellent with parmesan cheese. Great wine, to serve at room temperature (20° C) uncorking the bottle possibly two hours before.

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