Fattori Amarone DOCG Fattori Amarone DOCG Fattori Amarone DOCG "Col de Bastia" 2012 Download PDF

Specifications
Winery Soc. Agr. FATTORI di Fattori Giovanni S.S.
Varieties65% Corvina / 15% Corvinone / 10% Rondinella / 10% other varietals
Farming PracticesLutte Raisonnée
Soilswhite and red shaley limestones and clay
Trellis systemGuyot
Hectares/Acres12 ha
Altitude450m
ExposureSSE
Harvest Techniqueby hand in late September / dried in small boxes in “fruttaio”
Year Vines Were Planted1995
Yeastambient
Fermentationgrapes remain in ‘”ruttaio” until Dec/Jan // fermentation & maceration in small steel vats
Malolacticfull
Maturation500-1000L oak barrels for 18-24 months
Sulfuryes
Filteryes
Finingbentonite
Alcohol16.0%
Item NoIT816-12
Size750ML
Bottle Case6
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-region Valpolicella
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Story

With vineyards in the family since the turn of the last century, Fattori has been in the hands of Antonio Fattori since 1970.  Born in 1888, it was Antonio, his grandfather, who first planted vines and sold wines.  After studying winemaking, Antonio chose to modernize the family winery, to make wines with elegant aromas and body.

Practicing "environmental sustainability" Fattori does not use insecticides or fungicides.  Instead, they aim to eliminate insects by "confusing" the sexual process and with the use of copper and essential oils of vegetable origin.  They are currently in the process of replacing chemical fertilization with organic fertilizers to enrich and harmonize the soils.  

Accolades

"Dried violet, plum cake and exotic spice aromas lead the way on this brawny, structured wine..." 91 Points, More at Wine Enthusiast