Monte Ca’ Bianca Amarone Classico ’09 Magnum
Big, Intense Aromas, Perfectly Balanced, Rich, Very Long Finish
Corvina, Corvinone, Oseleta & others, Rondinella
Az Agricola Begali Lorenzo
Strong garnet-red color in the glass. On the palate it has a lot of structure and harmony, on the nose extremely complex bouquet.
Aromas of subtle oak, toast, leather, espresso and dried plum with a pleasant spices.
The palate delivers prune, crushed black cherry, grilled herbs, strong but very elegant tannins and a long, fruity although drying finish.
A single vineyard Amarone, this wine is produced exclusively with grapes from the vineyard Monte Ca' Bianca.
The grapes remain on the vines until late October, thereafter they are picked, slightly sur-mature, and laid out to dry until February the following year.
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.