Ca dei Maghi, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016
Ca dei Maghi is a small farm in the hills of Valpolicella making very small quantities of the most exquisite wines. Although started in the 1950's it is only since 2011 when Paolo Creazzi took over the reins that this estate has gone from being 'good' to outstanding. Each year he seeks to express classical Valpolicella at its very best while his natural inclination to experiment and try new things is shown in the small range of IGT wines produced.
The grapes are harvested by hand in the second decade of October and pressed at the end of January. Fermentation takes place in steel tanks, then the wine rests for five years first in big oak barrels and then again in steel tanks until bottling.
Intense red colour in the glass with red cherry that jumps out of the glass and hints of sweet spices. Full-bodied with a rich texture, bold tannins and a long, elegant finish. Excellent with aged cheese or red meats, a roast joint of beef would be perfect.
This Amarone is a classic blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara