Monte Dall'Ora Valpolicella Amarone Classico Stropa 2009

16-18°CRegion: VenetoItaly

Suggested Food Pairings:

Red MeatsSpicy FoodsAged CheesesCured MeatsPizzasRed Pastas
100 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

Intense ruby ​​red color. The nose recalls withered grapes, with hints of cherry, and plum. Then closing with integral and refined aromas of pepper, spices and balsamic hints. On the palate, it is enveloping, dense and complex, with a very long persistence.

Food Pairing

Pair with aged cheeses, but also with complex dishes such as game and braised meats.

Grape Variety: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara

Country: Veneto - Italy


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