Monte Dall'Ora Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Stropa 2011

16-18°CRegion: VenetoItaly

Suggested Food Pairings:

Red MeatsSpicy FoodsAged CheesesCured MeatsPizzasRed Pastas
99 JD

Located in the center of Valpolicella on one of the five ridges that descend the valley (which resemble the fingers of a hand), Monte Dall'Ora is the creation of Carlo Venturini and his wife Alessandra Zantedeschi. Both are from vignaioli families, but decided to start fresh with their own estate in 1995. At the time, the purchased terraces were in terrible condition and everything had to be rebuilt.

Instead of worrying about lower yields for higher concentration, Carlo prefers focusing his energy on balance in the vineyard: this essentially means promoting agricultural and natural biodiversity instead of just vine tending. Grass grows free, with cherry and olive trees complimenting the entirety of the vineyard. This work philosophy continues through the winemaking: "Finding the equilibrium in the vineyard brings balance in the cellar."

Tasting Notes

Old vines, withering and long aging give life to an extraordinarily complex and rich, deep and structured wine. With intense aromas of wild berries and spices, on the palate it is warm, enveloping and harmonious, dense, with delicious tannins and long persistence.

Food Pairing

Aged cheeses, but also with complex dishes such as game and braised meats. Meditation wine.

Grape Variety: : Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara,

Country: Veneto - Italy


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