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Michele Castellani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Ca del Pipa Cinque Stelle 750ml 2008
Sku: 1824402*
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Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub-Region: Amarone della Valpolicella
Grape Varietal: Corvina,Molinara,Rondinella
Type: Still wine
Reg. 77.99
On Sale $61.99
Buy Michele Castellani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Ca del Pipa Cinque Stelle
Color: Intense garnet red. Bouquet: Sour blackcherries, blackberries jam, spicy, tobacco and pepper. Flavor: Smooth and elegant, with soft tannins and with a fruity finish.
Wine Spectator 93 points - A spicy base note is layered with creamy flavors of ripe blackberry and boysenberry, kirsch, dark chocolate and smoke in this supple, balanced red, with a touch of balsamic. Features a long finish of rich nut and caramel. Drink now through 2028.—A.N. (Jul 25 2012)

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Wine maker notes
Amarone Cinque Stelle is an excellent masterpiece. This is the best result that it’s possible to obtain from a careful selection of the grapes Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara after a drying process for about 3-4 months. Thanks to this process we obtain a wine with an amazing concentration of sugars, tannins and extracts. After that, grapes undergoes a soft pressing process and a slow fermentation for over 40 days at controlled temperature with skins. Aging in wood barrels: 60% Slavonian oak barrels of 5000 litres and 40% in French barriques for about 3 years. Bottle fining for about one year.

Technical notes
Alcohol: 16% Vol

Food pairing
It’s perfect with roasts, game, grilled meat and seasoned cheeses. Enjoy this fantastic wine with friends after dinner. Service temperature: 18° C

Producer
The CASTELLANI MICHELE estate consists of about 40 hectars of directly owned or grown vineyards situated in the hillside area of the Valpolicella Classica. The planting system is pergola except for few vineyards that are cultiveted with the guyot system. The main varieties cultivated by the company are: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara. An enlightening metaphor of the respect for tradition and the vision for the future is represented by the new vineyard at Maso, in the area of Negrar, a real natural amphitheatre which, with its sunny south/south-west exposure and its view over the hills from Verona to Lake Garda, seems to be the ideal stage where to present the best of the local wine production to the world. Both the new vineyard and the well renowned ones at Ca del Pipa and Castei, in the heart of Valpolicella Classica, present high quality geo-morphological and viticultural features, like an ideal exposure, constant ventilation, soils with a well-balanced composition both in terms of nutrients and draining capacity, carefully-chosen training systems depending on the vine variety (“pergoletta” for Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella, guyot for grapes like Oseleta or Croatina) with very excellent planting densities. These characteristics, combined with selective winter pruning and summer thinning operations aimed at controlling the natural growth, as well as the selection of the best harvesting time depending on the grapes phenolic and aromatic maturity, enable the company to harvest grapes at the peak of their organoleptic potential.

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