Vintage: 2020

VintageProduct CodeFormatClosureAvailability
2020CG104B206 x 75DiamAvailable
Vegetarian
Vegan
Producer

Corte Giara is the negociant label of famed Valpolicella producer Allegrini. The wines are made by Allegrini using fruit sourced from outside of their estate vineyards. They have a similar stamp of quality that sets them apart from most of the Veronese wines produced at this level.

As you might expect from Allegrini, the Valpolicella Ripasso and Amarone offer outstanding typicity and quality. The Pinot Grigio is more classic than the Alpha Zeta example but similarly appealing.

Vineyards

The grapes for the Cortegiara Amarone are grown in vineyards located in the hills of the Valpolicella area, in Colline di Grezzana, Montorio and Marcellise. The vineyards are situated at 180-250 metres above sea level and face south-east, on chalky, well-drained soils. They are pergola trained, with about 3,000 vines per hectare. The vines are 31 years old on average and are pruned with 14-15 buds per fruiting cane.

Vintage

The 2020 vintage is the one that will hardly be forgotten. Clean skies, clean rivers, no tastings, or winery visits: producers admit they have been taking care of their vines like never before. The season saw abundant rainfall quite spread out over the season leading to high humidity levels. Temperatures during the summer months were high although nothing close to the extreme heat recorded in 2003 and 2017. The vintage resulted in very ripe fruit with very refined tannins for an approachable style.

Vinification

The grapes were picked in late September and dried in a humidity-controlled drying rooms for three months and lost 40% of their weight. Grapes were gently crushed before underwent fermentation, in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks at 8°-22°C for 22-24 days. Daily pumping overs were carried out, to extract good levels of colour and tannins. The wine was then aged for five months in stainless steel tanks, 15 months in oak – half in large Slavonian oak barrels, half in second use barriques - and a further six months in bottle before release.

Tasting Notes & Technical Details

This wine is intensely perfumed with an inviting ruby red colour. The characteristic hints of black cherry and freshly ground black pepper are followed by subtle balsamic and herbal nuances on the nose. Dry and well-balanced, the characteristic acidity combines well with the softness of the fruit to produce a supple and powerful wine.

Alcohol (ABV)

15%

Acidity

5.9 g/l

Residual Sugar

2.4 g/l

pH

3.42

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