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Guerrieri Rizzardi, 'Calcarole' 2011 Amarone Classico DOC

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This is a truly wonderful Amarone, where the richness, texture and depth come to the fore. Full of blackberry and dark cherry aromas, coupled with oak and sweet spice. At 16.98% abv, this is one powerful wine!
Type:
Vintage:
2011
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
70% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Barbera, 10% Sangiovese
Style:
N/A
ABV:
17%
Region:
Country:
Italy
Sub Region:
Pojega
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
Closure Type:
Cork
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£79.99
 

Guerrieri Rizzardi Azienda Agricola

In 1649 Carlo Rizzardi from Toscolano Maderno arrived in Valpolicella and bought the property of Pojega with the nearby vineyards of Calcarole and the estate of Rovereti. He built the cellar of Pojega. In 1913 Carlo Rizzardi married Giuseppina Guerrieri of Bardolino and the labels of the Guerrieri and the Rizzardi Wines were joined and from then on sold under a unique name: Guerrieri Rizzardi (first label 1914). The most ancient traces of grapevine cultivation in Valpolicella date back to the 5th century B.C. The vineyards are positioned in Negrar in the “classico zone”, a cluster of small valleys, where vines, olives, and cherries thrive. An excellent climate influenced by the mountains and nearby lake Garda.

Tasting Notes

Lifted aromatic fresh blackberry and dark cherry on the nose, with oak, sweet spice. Concentrated with a sweet, ripe, blackberry fruit profile. Long and multi-layered finish.

Food Matches

Red meat, roast venison, curry based dishes. Beef stroganoff. Braised beef. Cheese: aged grana padano or monte veronese or pienza's pecorino.

Press Comments

92+ points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Monica Larner). Gold Medal Winner - Merano Wine Festival 2013. 94 Points - The International Wine Review April 2014. Due Bicchieri Rosso - Gambero Rosso 2013