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Luigi Righetti Amarone 2011

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Italy
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Corvina
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Luigi Righetti Amarone 2011 750ML    
Sku: 37150

Located in Valgatara, right in the heart of Valpolicella Classico, the Luigi Righetti estate is truly a family run winery. Since 1909, when Angelo Righetti first earned a reputation as an outstanding winemaker, the family has focused on producing quality wines of distinction.

Righetti's wines exhibit an exceptional balance between fruit, wood aging, acidity and alcohol. The result is a line of wines that have good aging potential, but are available for early consumption as well. The most exciting tradition to evolve from the Veneto region is the process used to dry grapes prior to pressing. Amarone and "Campolieti", the ripasso Valpolicella, have traditionally been the products to benefit from this process.

Gian Maria Righetti is the fourth generation within the Righetti family to carry on the family, wine-making tradition. Gian Maria's father, Luigi, who is still active in the estate’s day to day operation, was the first in the family to consider production beyond supply of local demand. Gian Maria has gone one step further by crafting a few wines with a more international flair.

Tasting notes
Deep ruby color, full-bodied, a very complex nose that emphasizes dried fruit and almonds with a hint of anise, extremely rich flavors, long, smooth finish and lingering aftertaste.

Technical notes
GRAPES:
From the estate of Capitel De Roari, a field blend of 60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, and 10% Molinara.

METHOD
The grapes are spread on straw mats and permitted to dry for 3 months or longer before crushing. Stainless steel fermentation follows and the wine is then stored in slavonian oak for 2 years of aging.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub-Region: Amarone della Valpolicella
Grape Varietal: Molinara
Type: Still wine
 
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