Amarone della Valpolicella
DOC Classico Monte del Frà
|Awards||James Suckling 95/100, Wine Spectator 90|
|Grapes||Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, Molinara|
|Producer||Monte del Frà|
|Best before||3 - 10 years after harvest|
|Temperature||16 - 18 °C|
|Packaging||6 bottle boxes|
At Fumane, in the heart of the Valpolicella zone - at 300 metres above sea level - the Monte del Frà company has taken over the Lena di Mezzo Estate, from which this Amarone comes. Its major qualities are its elegance, the sumptuousness of its aromas and perfumes and its very easy-drinking style. The Estate's technical staff is made up of Eligio Bonomo, oenologist Claudio Introini and agronomist Gian Piero Romana. Production is concentrated just on the typical wines of the terroir. This Amarone Classico (there is also a single-vineyard Scarnocchio) offers, on the nose, notes of ripe red fruit (cherry in particular) as well as hints of spices and underbrush. On the palate it is rich, rounded and harmonious. Serving suggestions: It is very versatile: rich pasta and rice dishes, roast and braised meats, or fairly mature cheeses - but also with tuna steaks or octopus, obviously braised in Amarone!
Monte del Frà
Monte del Frà wine farm is located in the heart of the Custoza area, on the east side of Garda Lake and only 15 Km away from the centre of Verona. It was founded by the brothers Eligio and Claudio Bonomo in 1958. The firm today owns 100 hectareas circa, amongst these are a part from the Monte , other proprieties that take their name from the location where they are situated such as: Cà del Magro, Monte Godi, Mascarpine, Staffalo, Monte Fitti, Grottino. Others hectareas are worked on lease, everyone located in the best zones of Verona. The oenological passion of Bonomo s family was born in the country: their conviction is that optimum wine finds in primis its origin in the vineyard, making them nature s first choice, increasing the number of vineyards per field (the number depends on the variety from 4000 to 7000 vinestock per hectarea) and choosing as a training - system only double guyot and cordon - trained (these systems force a production of maximum 2 - 3 Kg per plant). All the vineyards are completely irrigated through a drop irrigation - system so that the plant can be fed well every season. The preservation vintage characteristics are then guarantee in the wine farm where, through temperature control, both in the pressing and during the fermentation, and also in the transformation of the musts, optimally saves the characteristics of each wine produced. Moreover the wine farm owns a fruit - keeping area for the production of raisin wine, a magnificent barrel - keeping facility, an installation for the bottling and storage area kept at an even temperature. Thanks to the attention that the family pay in every step of the production, the wines become popular on National, European and International markets, chosen to be amongst the most representative of veronese typicalness. In addition to the important approval of the customer, the wines find quality confirmation in the manifold appreciation from critics, competitions and wine guides, that annually come from all parts of the world.
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