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Biscardo Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016 £29.95
MAURIZIO & MARTINO BISCARDO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO
The Biscardo Family have been making wine from their base in Soave for over 150 years and the operations are currently led by brothers Maurizio and Martino Biscardo. Renowned for their Proseccos and Corvina based reds in particular, they are also involved in a fascinating project in Puglia.
The vineyards are on the hill of the little towns around Verona at around 150 to 400 metres. The soil of Amarone is generally silt on loam rocks; compact red soil on basalt; compact red soil on Eocene limestone. Each valley gives different situations, although there is always a high calcareous concentration, with big stones in the first half metre of the ground. The grapes are still hand-picked up and placed in wooden cases, and this is usual done at dawn or late in the evening, to avoid the intense heat that the grapes may suffer during the day.
Intense garnet-red. With a delightful bouquet, which is intense and persistent with cherry hints. Velvety, slightly bitter, with cherry and bitter almonds.
It pairs excellently with red meat and game.