marone Classico Bertani is a timeless wine, in the unique style that Bertani has always striven care to preserve. A style that is classic, yet always up to date and therefore never needs to change. It is made from the Corvina and Rondinella grapes that grow on the slopes around Villa Novare in the Valpolicella Classica area, in vineyards where only grapes intended for appassimento are grown. Produced by Bertani since as long ago as 1958, Amarone Classico Bertani is a perfect example of total harmony between time, nature and man, and to it we devote all our skill and enthusiasm, all our patience and loving care. The natural appassimento (semidrying process) of the grapes on the “aréle” (cane mats) and the ageing in large casks for no less than six years give this wine a stable and long-lasting structure, making it one of the longest-living wines in the world. It goes well with red meat, game and mature cheese, but is also the perfect companion at the end of a meal and for meditation. Area of production: These grapes are produced in the vineyards of the Bertani Estate in Villa Novare in Arbizzano of Negrar in the heart of Valpolicella Classica. The soil, of the eastern side, is of marlcalcareous composition, while in the western side, a modest stratum of agrarian soil, covers slabs of calcareous stone. Seasonal conditions: A very good vintage for Amarone production: a fairly dry and very hot summer followed a wet spring. Harvest of perfectly healthy grapes. Chemical data: Alcohol: 15.2 - Ac. tot.: 6.4 - Ac. vol.: 0.49 - Z: 0.35 - pH: 3.39 E.S.: 31.5 Bottling date: October 1985 Organoleptic characteristics: Intense garnet red with a slightly orange rim. Well - defined aroma of dried plum, hazelnut, black truffle, walnut and chocolate. Intense scents that continue to change and to vary.