Ca la Bionda Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2018

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Corvina & Corvinone & Rodinella | Veneto | Italy | Red Wine | Ca` La Bionda | 2018 | 0,75 L | 16,5 %
About
Ca' La Bionda Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a dry, full-bodied red wine, a quintessential expression of the Amarone style, produced from a carefully selected blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, and Molinara grapes. These grapes are harvested from the historic vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico region of Veneto, Italy, then naturally air-dried to concentrate their flavors before undergoing a slow fermentation process. This meticulous method, along with extended aging in oak barrels, imbues the wine with its characteristic richness, complexity, and depth, highlighting Ca' La Bionda's dedication to crafting premium wines that truly represent the terroir of Valpolicella.
Producer
Azienda Agricola Ca 'la Bionda is located in Marano di Valpolicella, in the heart of the classic Valpolicella wine region. The vineyards stretch over 29 hectares at an altitude of 150 to 300 meters above sea level. The newly restored and rebuilt winery was founded in 1902 by the passionate and determined winemaker Pietro Castellani. The work of Pietro, begun more than a hundred years ago, continues with the same zeal and tenacity for the fourth generation of Castellani. All stages of wine making - the cultivation of the highest quality grapes, harvesting, vinification, wine aging and distribution - are carried out by the family. Particular attention is paid to the delicate process of drying berries (appassimento), which is an essential element in the production of the region's most aristocratic wines - Recioto and Amarone.
Tasting notes

On the palate, Ca’ La Bionda Amarone della Valpolicella Classico unfolds layers of luscious dark fruit flavors, such as black cherry and plum, interwoven with notes of vanilla, spice, and a touch of dark chocolate, culminating in a wine with robust structure, velvety tannins, and a persistent, elegant finish. Its opulent bouquet and profound depth ensure a memorable tasting experience, showcasing the harmonious balance between intensity and finesse.

Pairing

This Amarone pairs exceptionally well with hearty dishes like braised meats or rich stews, where its powerful flavors and structure can complement the complexity and intensity of the food. It also makes an excellent accompaniment to aged cheeses, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, where the wine’s bold character and depth of flavor create a perfect harmony, enhancing the overall dining experience.

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Azienda Agricola Ca 'la Bionda is located in Marano di Valpolicella, in the heart of the classic Valpolicella wine region. The vineyards stretch over 29 hectares at an altitude of 150 to 300 meters above sea level. The newly restored and rebuilt winery was founded in 1902 by the passionate and determined winemaker Pietro Castellani. The work of Pietro, begun more than a hundred years ago, continues with the same zeal and tenacity for the fourth generation of Castellani. All stages of wine making - the cultivation of the highest quality grapes, harvesting, vinification, wine aging and distribution - are carried out by the family. Particular attention is paid to the delicate process of drying berries (appassimento), which is an essential element in the production of the region's most aristocratic wines - Recioto and Amarone.
Corvina varietal wines have a bright ruby color and light body. The main aromas of corvina wines are red fruits, cherries, as well as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Valpolicella is the most famous red wine region in northeastern Italy, in the Veneto wine region. It's not hard to see why, given the ease of drinking the regular red wine Valpolicella along with the prestige of its strong and intensely flavored counterpart Amarone. The main grape variety used for the production of local red wines is Corvina. This variety is still the choice of higher quality grapes for the wines Valrolicella, Valolicella Ripasso, Amarone della Valpolicella, as well as for the sweet wines Recioto della Valpolicella. On warmer, well-drained slopes, Corvina produces full-bodied wines, which explains the huge difference in quality between regular Valpolicella wines and wines from the traditional production area of ​​Valpolicella Classico. The valley also produces white wines, both dry and sweet, from the Soave production area.
Veneto is the home of the first Italian winemaking school, marking it the beginning point of wine tourism in Italy. This is one of the largest wine regions that allows to use more than 80 varieties of grapes. The most popular red varieties are Corvina and Rodinella - the first one gives wine a rich flavor and silky tannins, as well as charming aromas of cherries and herbs, while the second one provides wine with a beautiful ruby color with even more saturated cherry flavor. The leaders amongst white wines is Garganega that gives wine almond and honey flavors, and the popular, light and bubbly Glera.