Two Amarone of Tedeschi family change appelation
With the 2010 vintage the “Amarone della Valpolicella” switch to DOCG while the “Capitel Monte Olmi” switch to reserve with the 2009 vintage.
In 2010 it was finally approved the DOCG of ‘”Amarone della Valpolicella”, with the resulting changes of the production rules of this wine.
Therefore, the 2010 vintage of Amarone della Valpolicella, ready for commercialization, changes from DOC to DOCG denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin.
The grapes for this wines are produced in vineyards on the hills of Mezzane and Tregnago.
The grapes (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Rossignola) are harvested in late September, early October and are left to dry in the fruit drying facility for about 4 months.
Making Amarone means dedication and patience that does not end with the harvest, but it continues for many months later.
Amarone, in fact, before being marketed must be subjected to a long period of aging, at least three years according to our production philosophy; the aging period for the Reserves stretches at least four years.
And thanks to this long aging in oak casks that the “-Capitel Monte Olmi Amarone della Valpolicella DOC Classico” with the 2009 vintage, is added to the specification “Reserve”. This first edition of “Monte Olmi Reserve”, one of the first cru of Amarone della Valpolicella and this year it celebrates its first 50 years.
It was in 1964, when Lorenzo Tedeschi had the idea of making wine from the grapes of the vineyard Monte Olmi giving rise to this cru wine that has become the flagship of the company.
The wine is named as the vineyard where grapes grow, the Monte Olmi, located in Pedemonte di Valpolicella, in the heart of Valpolicella Classica. With an area of 2.5 hectares and a southwest exposure, the vineyard is spread over terraces: the large gradient ensures water loss in case of abundant rainfall, while the depth and structure predominantly clay allow you to retain water during periods of drought.