Fasoli Gino DOCG Amarone Alteo
What distinguishes Amarone from other red wines is the fact that the grapes are dried over the winter prior to pressing. As you'd expect, the drying process concentrates the flavours even further and what you end up with in your glass is a delicious, mouth-filling wine with a list of flavours that go on and on and on. Soaked prunes, dried figs, blackcurrant, liquorice, leather, spice, caramel... and that's just for starters. Exemplary winemaking, this is a vinous luxury that can be stored for years to come, or enjoyed now with a full-flavoured dish. Stunning.
Can be cellared for 10-15 years from vintage
Fasoli Gino turned to organic viticulture in 1980 and since 1984 all of their land has been farmed organically. The nature of the land (partly clay and partly a mix of stones and sand), and the favourable microclimate (the wide and sunny valley, protected from the north by the Lessini mountains) make the area particularly suitable for vine growing. Currently the estate is cultivating 14 hectares of vineyards divided into seven parts: Casétta, Cassòla, Creàri, Pessétta, Perantònie, Orgno and Sànde. The type of land varies from one vineyard to the other, which has helped determine which varietals should be planted. In the clay soil there are 30–40 year old garganega vines, traditionally used for Soave wine. Where the soil is stony and sandy, some clones of chardonnay, merlot and pinot noir have been planted. The meticulous viticultural practices include: grass grown under the vines; manuring with bovine dung; balanced pruning to guarantee a low yield; parasite control using natural products and predators, and hand picking done at different times to select grapes at their optimum ripening point. The vinification is carried out with the use of modern technology whilst respecting the criteria of organic production.