"From a trailblazing biodynamic producer, this has a paradoxical lightness of touch combined with profound depth. Orange peel, persimmon and pomegranate, with a core of morello cherry and a hint of pine cone. Layers of flavour continue unfolding until, mysteriously, the glass (and then the bottle) is finished. Drink 2017-2036.”
Corte Sant’ Alda is fast becoming one of the top-flight producers of Valpolicella and Amarone. It is owned by Marinella Camerani and is named after her daughter, Alda. Marinella has 15 hectares of certified organic vineyards located in the foothills of the Lessini Mountains, near the town of Mezzane, about 30km north-east of Verona.
Each wine at Corte Sant’Alda comes from a specific vineyard, chosen according to the specific grape variety, the vine’s age and the preferred training system – so as to ensure a well-defined quality.
The Amarone is the flagship wine of the Corte Sant’Alda, where Marinella Camerani makes the most of the precious fruits of this unique territory, the Valpolicella. A selection of Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone cultivated in the most important vineyards of Corte Sant’Alda: Roaro, Valletta, Bosco, Pra Alto and Retratto – located in Val di Mezzane the vineyards are at 350 meters above sea level, on medium-textured soils rich in limestone. Here a particular geography guarantees a mild climate of near Lake Garda with breezes flowing fast from the nearby peaks down the valley.
Appellation: Amarone della Valpolicella DOC
Grape Varieties: Corvinone, Corvina, Rondinella
Soil type: Limestone
Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
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