ZYME, AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOP CLASSICO
Amarone is one of the wines most shaped by the hand of man. It is truly a work of art. The choice of the most appropriate vineyards, of the best grape bunches, the moment of harvest, the drying process, the time on the drying mats or baskets, the pressing, with or without the grape stalk, the grape blend, fermentation with natural or cultured yeasts, small or large barrels, 3 years' aging or 6 or maybe 9... all factors that shape the character and create a picture that can be intriguing, artistic or just ordinary. Thus, it is talent, dedication or simply the sum of a man's abilities that bring forth the final result of this great wine.
Tasting notes : A deep ruby, with generous legs generated by its higher alcohols. On the nose, nuances of semi-dried grapes exhibit the impact of its elder brother, Recioto. Pungent balsam melds with dark cherry, dried plum and wild red berry fruit, yielding at the close to spice essences, such as black pepper, mint and nutmeg. Bitter almond on the palate, it is dense, mouth-filling and multi-layered, ranging from fruit to grass to rose petals. Long lingering, lean and crisp, utterly distinctive.