Ca' del Monte Amarone
Located in the heart of Valpolicella, Veneto, Ca Del Monte's 20 hectares of vineyards are owned by brothers Umberto and Guiseppe Zaconte. In the family for generations, Cal del Monte is situated on hillsides that face south and southwest, overlooking the village of Negrar. The vineyards of Ca Del Monte are planted with 20-40 year old vines of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes that are planted in poor soils that stress the vines and nurture the fruit.
A dark angel of sorts, the brilliant, fully saturated, inky red color of this Amarone lures you in, while the ghostly nose works its magic into your heart. The aromas of warm raspberries, kitsch, violets, fennel liquor, and sweet spices wrapped in mellow oak will charm you. However, this wine is not for the weak...it is energetic and lively with great complexity and superb nuances. This full-bodied wine, with its noble tannins and secure backbone, is an adventure that will echo in your mind's eye.