Fasoli Gino, Amarone della Valpolicella, ‘La Corte del Pozzo’ 2015
4 in stock
Silver medal winner at Millésime Bio awards 2021.
Wow – the crowning glory. The first ‘Amarone’ (or, ‘the great bitter’,) was, legend has it, a sweet wine that failed to finish fermenting. Now it’s an iconic style, far more popular than its sweet relative (ever heard of Recioto della Valpolicella?).
This is a full appassimento wine, meaning all the grapes are dried before pressing, severely reducing the yield, but immensely increasing the power and flavour. Expect notes of vanilla, raspberries, cherries, prunes and leather, and a distinctive cacao bitterness to the finish. Great with game, truffles, dried porcini mushrooms and stilton. Best decanted (any clean jug will do!).
Sip slowly and savour – this is a ‘wine for meditation’ (‘vini da meditazione‘) – and it’s potent stuff, at 17.5%.
Over the past 35 years, Fasoli Gino have helped many other local growers convert to organic by paying them a fair price for their grapes. This network of local growers helps meet the demand for Fasoli Gino’s highly regarded wines, and is celebrated under the Corte del Pozzo label.
2015; cork; 17.5% abv