Negrar VR, Italy (Valpolicella)
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
60% Corvina and Corvinone, 30% Rondinella,
Luca is a master craftsman. At every stage; farming, harvesting, drying, and aging, Luca's attention to detail stands out. This wine is a testament to perfection because it is only bottled in special years. Everything has to align perfectly over 4 years of maturation for a wine to be bottled as L'Arco Amarone. Flavors are classic with dried fruits, plum, wild currant, smoked herbs, and spices. What stands out is the texture and evolution on your palate, as it expands and lingers for a complex finish.
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Amarone wines have become the flagship of the region and are some of the most sought-out wines in the world today. This wine will easily age 20 years. The grapes are dried 90-120 days, and the concentrated juice represents countless hours of labor and care. After this laborious process the wine is matured in large botti for over 3 years with a total of 4 years aging before release. After the third year, Luca decides if it will be bottled as Amarone.
Veronese Rosso IGT
50% Corvina and Corvinone, 35% Rondinella,
This wine embodies the approachability of Ripasso and the depth and concentration of Amarone. Meticulous grape selection and aging develops flavors of Bing cherry, dried raspberry, fig, fresh herbs, and baking spice. The bright, lush fruit flavors allude to sweetness with a balance of acidity that creates a crowd pleasing experience.
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"Pario" is latin for equal parts, highlighting this artisanal blend of Amarone and Ripasso. Luca's unique blends are inspired by his time working with Giuseppe Quintarelli. Luca works every part of process from bud break to bottling, highlighting that it is the farmer, with an intimate knowledge of the vine, who makes the best final product.