Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Fabiano 2012
- Vinicola Fabiano
- Corvina (65%), Rondinella (30%), Molinara (5%)
- Oaked Style
- Body Style
- Full bodied
- Dry/Sweet Style
- Not applicable
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Sulphites: Yes
A wide and temperate agricultural region stretching from Venice to Verona and north to the Alpine foothills. In the west around Lake Garda, are the important generic wines – Valpolicella, Soave and Bardolino. Much of Italy`s commercial Pinot Grigio and Merlot is grown further east, but the Prosecco grape makes the region`s distinctly fashionable sparkling wine. However the recent popularity of Amarone and Ripasso has really re-established this region as one of Italy best wine growing areas and quality is out of all recognition from the light carafe wines of the early 80`s.
The origins of the Fabiano family in the wine business stretch back to 1912, when Francesco Fabiano opened a wine shop in Venice. Today the company operates some 84 hectares of vineyards around Lake Garda and the city of Verona.
Amarone della Valpolicella is the most prestigious and well known wine from the Verona area and one of Italy`s most important red wines. Intense garnet red colour with an elegant, spicy and complex nose. This is a full bodied wine with a luxurious mouthfeel. On the palate there are notes of sour cherries with hints of ripe plum, cinnamon and spices. This is a beautifully structured wine with a velvety feel, very soft tannins and a gentle acidity. The finish is long, full and spicy.
Fantastic companion for strong cheeses, roasted venison or pheasant.