Monte Faustino Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella|
Appearance: Full garnet red. Aroma: Persistent scent of ripe red fruit, cherry, plum and almond. Flavor: Full and elegant flavor with hints of vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Pairings: It combines beautifully with game dishes, grilled, roasts and aged cheeses. Tasted alone, it is an incomparable "meditation" wine.
Corvina (65%) Rondinella (30%)
Monte Faustino is owned by the Fornaser family who can trace their winemaking roots back to the early 1900`s. The family boast a modern winery in which they combine their years of traditional winemaking with modern equipment to create wines of the highest quality. The winery is situated in Bure Alto at the foot of the Monte Faustino which gives its name to their oldest vineyard. The Fornaser family own 7.5 hectares which is divided into three vineyards; Monte Faustino which sits at an altitude of 250m, Traversagna which is next door to Monte Faustino and Costalunga which is in the municipal district of Sant`Ambrogio at an altitude of 350m with clay and gravel soils.
Baked cherry and date flavors are rich and expressive in this creamy, full-bodied red, layered with ample spice, sweet smoke and coffee liqueur notes. Bright and juicy on the supple, tobacco-tinged finish. Drink now through 2025. 1,500 cases made.