Tedeschi Amarone: 2015 starts with a bang
We would like to present our new releases for 2015 to all lovers of Tedeschi Amarone.
First of all, Capitel Monte Olmi 2009, Amarone della Valpolicella DOC Classico, is about to be released on the market. Last autumn this wine, which will also be available as a riserva, got the highest score among Italian wines in the Gilbert & Gaillard wine tasting for the renowned wine guide translated into 9 languages. Isabel Ferran, team member in charge of Italian wines for the guide, reported François Gilbert’s remarks: “Such a perfect wine could be used as an example for teaching purposes. It can seduce even those who are not familiar with this appellation. It is very difficult to produce a wine with such a precise aroma and taste. Beautiful cocoa notes in the mouth, great length in the finish. Superb!” Even the French admit it. What can you want more?
Everybody is also waiting with eager anticipation for our Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2011. This Amarone was a sale success in Canada, especially in Ontario as well as in other provinces of the country. The grapes for this wine came from different vineyards in the hills of Valpolicella (in Mezzane and Tregnago). The different origin of the grapes plays an important role as it allows us to obtain well-balanced wines with a good structure. This is only possible in some hilly areas in Valpolicella.
Tedeschi wines have been popular in Canada, especially in Ontario, for a long time. We were positively impressed when some years ago we discovered a bottle of Tedeschi Amarone with a beautiful dove-shaped porcelain closure on the shelves of the gift shop of the Art Gallery in Toronto.
In Toronto Riccardo Tedeschi was also awarded the Riedel Wine Maker of the Year by the Cambridge Food & Wine Society two years ago. These achievements are sources of durable satisfaction. We can now add a new one from the States: according to the most authoritative and best-known wine search engine, WineSearcher, our Amarone ranks among the top 10 Amarones in the world.
And finally what about the 2014 vintage? The vinification was completed and now we can finally draw our conclusions. 2014 was not an easy vintage, first and foremost because of the changeable weather conditions. All Italian wine-producing regions were affected by difficult climatic conditions. From a technical point of view, winemakers’ professionalism and zeal were put to a severe test. Thanks to right and timely treatments in the vineyards, the quality of our 2014 wines was better than expected. Therefore, it is possible to confirm that this vintage went beyond expectations. Great concentration, good colour, lower alcohol content than in the past and a higher acidity that will result in fresher aromas and will make it possible to keep these wines longer. These are the characteristics of the 2014 vintage that Riccardo Tedeschi, the family’s winemaker, highlighted. The production is lower than in previous years because of a more limited selection and lower yields. As usual, the grapes were selected in the vineyards in the hills. In Tedeschi’s experience, they are the most suitable to produce Amarone and the great wines of Valpolicella.
A great start in 2015 for the Tedeschi family that focus on the quality and character of their wines. With lots of commitment and patience, they still follow in the footsteps of a long tradition that stretches back to 1630.
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