This Amarone Classico begins with a careful selection of clusters harvested by hand. The grapes are then dried naturally in well ventilated rooms for 3-4 months to extract a concentration of sugar, and glycerine. A gentle pressing at low, controlled temperatures is followed by a long fermentation. 80% of the wine is aged in large Slavonian oak casks of 40 hectoliters (4,000 liters). The remaining 20% is matured in new, small French oak barrels (barriques). Total maturation lasts for a minimum of 3 years. Capitanio Amarone Classico is further refined in the bottle for at least 8 months. The resulting wine is capable of improving as it ages for 10 to 15 years, with proper storage, if you have the patience. It is also very pleasant in its youth.
The principal vine of the Amarone is the dark Corvina. This grape provides body, texture and flavor. The Rondinella adds color and the Molinara supplies smoothness. Since Amarone is a blend and since the wine is made from dry grapes, the tannins in Amarone are soft, making it agreeable and palatable in its youth, although Amarone is capable of aging a decade or more. Croatina is a late budding and ripening vine which grows mostly in Piedmont and Lombardy. Its young, fruity style modifies the strength of the more powerful Corvina.
An intense ruby red, a powerful, ethereal bouquet with nuances of berries, plums, chocolate and pepper. The taste is full, vigorous, explosive and harmonious with a long finish of grand texture
65% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara, 5% Croatina
Rich, tasty dishes, grilled meats, roasts, game dishes, cheeses. By itself as a “wine of meditation”.
Capitanio Fact Sheet.pdf
Capitanio Amarone V1.pdf
Capitanio Amarone Shelftalker.pdf