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Marne 180 Amarone della Valpolicella 2016 – Tedeschi

Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post

Wine: Marne 180 Amarone della Valpolicella
Varietal composition: 35% Corvina, 35% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 10% Rossignola, Oseleta, Negrara, Dindarella.
Alcoholic strength: 16.5% vol.
Vintage: 2016.
Classification: D.O.C.G.
Soil: clayey red and calcareous rich in skeleton.
Plant density: 5.500 plants / hectare on average.
Vineyard age: 20 years.
Vine training: Guyot.
Pruning: 12 buds / plant.
Production: 8,000 kg / hectare.
Harvest: end of September, beginning of October.
Grape drying in the loft: humidity control of the environment for about 4 months. Soft pressing.
Alcoholic fermentation and maceration: 40/60 days / temperature 15-18 ° C.
Aging in Slavonian oak barrels: 30 months.
Bottling and bottle aging: 6 months.

Marne 180 Amarone della Valpolicella 2016 - Tedeschi

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Visual exam
Clarity: limpid
Color: ruby red
Consistency: consistent
Observations: with garnet reflections.

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted
Observations: wine with a varied bouquet: from floral notes of geranium and tulip, to hints of fruit reminiscent of plum and cherry jam, followed by notes of black pepper and nutmeg, closing with delicate nuances of tobacco and coffee powder.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: warm
Polyalcohols: smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: tannic
Minerality: moderately mineral
Structure: sturdy
Balance: balanced
Intensity: intense
Length: long
Quality: good

Final remarks
State of evolution: mature
Harmony: harmonious

Pairing: sirloin with plums.

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About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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