Monte Ca’ Bianca Amarone Classico’10 Magnum
Big, Intense Aromas, Perfectly Balanced, Rich, Very Long Finish
Corvina, Corvinone, Oseleta & others, Rondinella
Az Agricola Begali Lorenzo
The aroma is intense with a myriad of spicy notes, with elegant ethereal scents.
The taste is immense, yet soft and enveloping, with a warm, long-lasting finish. In Italy this is a wine that accompanies elaborated meat dishes and aged cheese.
It is also renowned as a “vino da meditazione” , another way to say that it is a wine to drink slowly, to enjoy its aromas and intensity at the end of a meal…
Serve at a temperature of 18/20°
A single vineyard Amarone, this wine is produced exclusively with grapes from a blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella, aged in French barriques, for 40 months from the vineyard Monte Ca' Bianca.
The grapes remain on the vines until late October, when they are picked, a little over ripe, and placed in straw lined wooden boxes to dry until February the following year.
A very fine wine – reminiscent of a grand Bordeaux: finely measured use of oak, incredible aromatics; and intense, velvety black fruit cut by juicy acidity dancing around. This ages impeccably and for a very long time.
We have worked with the lovely Begali family for a very long time. Lorenzo and Adriana, followed on from Lorenzo’s father who began making wine after the second world war. They started selling their first bottles in 1986, and have since involved their son Giordano and daughter Tiliana. They produce their wines on an estate of 12 hectares between Lake Garda and Verona, in the classic area for Valpolicella. This family run winery in the small borgo of Cengia, is nonetheless a top Valpolicella estate, having won plenty of Tre Bicchieri awards in the famous Gambero Rosso guide, Slow Food and Wine Spectator.
Begali are also part of the consorzio of historic Amarone families, an association founded in 2009, dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of this famed style, whereby the wine is made from selected bunches of grapes dried in the autumn on straw to concentrate the sugars and dry extract. As such it’s high in alcohol but not fortified.