Marchesi Biscardo 2017 Amarone della Valpolicella 3L

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This 3 Liter bottle is signed by owner/winemaker Nicola Biscardo and packaged in a wooden box with a hinged cover.

Marchesi Biscardo Amarone is a blend of 60-70% Corvina, 20-30% Rondinella , and 5-10% Molinara.  Their vineyards are in the city of Negrar in the Veneto and their soils are composed of clay and limestone with a layer of stones underneath.  Deep ruby-red with bright highlights.  Intense and elegant with a complex aroma of black currant, raisins and prunes. It reviles chocolate, caramel and tobacco mixed with mint and cigar box. Velvety, warm and full on the palate with a lingering finish and soft tannins. 
The grapes are picked from the top of the vine tree and in the past wine makers were using only the wings of the clusters that are called “recia” in Verona dialect. The grapes are dried for three/four months on straw mats, after this period the juice is very concentrated, and the grapes are ready to be pressed. The juice ferments on the skins very slowly for about 40 days with frequent pump over to extract flavors and color. After fermentation the wine is aged for 3-4 years in Slovenian oak barrels, then we allow the wine to rest in the bottle for another year before we release it. Excellent with roasted meat, game, steaks and aged cheeses it changes the dinner into a special occasion. Great also after dinner as wine for meditation with a good cigar.