Amarone Villa Rizzardi - 2011

Price : 61.75$
Grape Varieties : Barbera, Corvinone, Corvina, Rondinella  
Caract. : Dry red wine  
SAQ Code : 13186570  
Inventaire : Signature  
Format : 750 mL 
Degree of Alcohol : 15.1% 
Bottles/Crate : 12 

Tasting :

Fragrant nose of dark-berried fruit and the sweet spice of oak in the background. Full bodied but not heavy with good supporting tannin and smooth feel. Finishing on ripe blackberry/cherry fruit.

Wine Pairing :

Veal in sauce. Marinated brochettes. Pot meat. Game and mature cheese.

Winemaking :

  • Variety : Corvina (43%) Corvinone (31%), Rondinella (16%), Barbera (10%)
  • Age of vines : 30 years
  • Yield of vines : 1600 (pergola) to 5000 (Guyot)/ hectare
  • Irrigation : None
  • Harvest: Manual - grapes dried on a rack for 3 months
  • Fermentation : Stainless steel during 30 days
  • Maturation: 12 months in French oak barrels (225 L, aged 1-2 years) then 24 months in French oak barrels (250 L, aged 1-2 years). With the lees. Malolactic fermentation.
  • Type of yeast : Selected
  • Fining : Filtered. Fined with egg white
  • Cellar : 8 years
  • Decanting : 1 hour

See the Press Review


Vintage 2011

  • Gambero Rosso : 2 bicchieri rossi
  • Bibenda : 4/5 grappoli
  • Vini di Veronelli : 92 pts.

Vintage 2010

  • Gambero Rosso: 2 bicchieri rossi
  • Bibenda: 4/5 grappoli
  • Vini di Veronelli: 91 pts.

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