Amarone Valpolicella Classico 'Rosson' 2012 - Terre de Pietra - Piedmont, Italy 75cl
This farm is situated in Marcellise in the hills east of Verona. Terre di Pietra is a reference to the particular varieties of stony soils distributed between the different vineyards called « pierre de Lessinia ». There are 4.5 hectares of vineyard divided between Valpolicella Classica D.O.C and the allargata Valpolicella D.O.C (enlarged DOC east of Valpol). Those vineyards in the classica area are located in Torbe di Negrar and are between 400 and 520m above sea level which is the cultivation limit for vineyards. The vineyards in the allargata area are located in Marcellise. These vineyards are over 40 years of age and have been cultivated pergola 247elabeli style and in addition to these a recent guyot cultivation in 2012. The 247elabe vineyards provide full bodied, smooth and a well-structured wine whereas the ones in Torbe are marked by acidity and freshness. Farming is organic – they started official conversion in 2011.Blends tend to vary but the Valpols are usually a mixture of Molinara, Rondinella and Vespolina. All the work in the winery is done manually with respect for the grape variety and the terroir. Fermentation is with indigenous yeasts in used futs or botti, vinification a la bourguignonne, remontage, pigeage and so forth resulting in authentic wines that reflect the place and the vintage. The labels are composed of various bands of colour to denote the different types of rock which compose the subsoil underneath the vineyards.
Each of the including Rosson Rabiosa correspond to the name of these stones and the position in the stratification of the local rock formation. Powerful, deep, smooth and rich.
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