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Monte Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, Veneto, Italy

Monte Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, Veneto, Italy

A Symphony of Tradition and Innovation: 2017 Monte Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

A Legacy Cultivated from the Heart of Veneto

The 2017 Monte Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella represents a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation deeply rooted in the rich heritage of Veneto, Italy. Crafted from the esteemed vineyards of the Tregnago estate, nestled between the elevations of 350-560 meters in the upper Val d'Illasi, Mezzane di Sopra, and the Tregnago hill, this Amarone is a testament to the Cottini family's dedication to viticulture and enology since 1925. The vineyards, thriving on marly limestone soil under the Guyot training system, epitomize sustainability and biodiversity, certified by the "Biodiversity Friend" standard.

Exemplary Viticulture Meets Precision Winemaking

The meticulous selection of grape varieties—Corvina (55%-65%), Corvinone (25%-35%), and Rondinella (5%-15%)—from vineyards with an average age of 12 years underscores the Cottini family's commitment to quality. The production journey begins with a careful harvest in September, followed by a traditional drying process, leading to vinification, where fermentation unfolds in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. The wine then matures for 18 months in wood tanks, encapsulating the essence of Amarone.

Sensory Journey Through Time

The 2017 Monte Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG reveals an intense red color, with aromas of black cherry and plum compote, leading to a dense palate adorned with soft, ripe flavors and a persistent aftertaste. This wine celebrates complexity and elegance, a sensory journey that honors its origins.

Pairing Elegance with Gastronomy

Recommended to be enjoyed at a serving temperature of 16°-18° C, this Amarone is a perfect companion to grilled red meats, risotto, stuffed and baked pasta, and mature cheeses. Its robust alcohol content of 16% vol., coupled with a balance of acidity and sweetness, makes it a versatile partner to various dishes.

The Monte Zovo Ethos: Sustainability and Innovation

Situated on the Caprino Estate, acquired by Raffaello Cottini in 1965, Monte Zovo's winery is a beacon of ecological innovation and energy self-sufficiency, representing one of Italy's most environmentally conscious cellars. The Cottini family's unwavering dedication to sustainable practices in the vineyard and the winery reflects a deep-rooted respect for the land and a forward-thinking approach to wine production.

A Family's Journey Through Generations

The Cottini family, now in its fourth generation, continues to uphold a legacy of excellence, with each member contributing to the vineyard's success. From Diego Cottini's visionary leadership to Michele Cottini's oenological expertise and Mattia Cottini's knack for marketing and hospitality, the family's collective effort ensures that every bottle of Monte Zovo Amarone tells a story of passion, tradition, and innovation.

Enjoy the 2017 Monte Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG as more than just a wine; it is a narrative woven from the heart of Veneto, a testament to the Cottini family's enduring legacy and contribution to the world of fine wine.

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