Here’s a vibrant and sweet-smelling Amarone with aromas of Christmas spice, nutmeg, vanilla, chocolate and loads of vibrant berry fruit. There’s a touch of natural earthiness, as well and the wine is smooth, silky and firm on the close.
In 1908 great-grandpa Giovanni Cielo fell in love and bought the small estate in Montorso, overlooking the Romeo and Juliet castles. Recently, Luca and Pierpaolo Cielo the 4th generation of this great wine producing family, have grown the business to be one of the top exporters from Italy.
Individual vine-growers contribute their grapes to the wineries based on personal cards recording all identification data of the production areas. During vintage, the agronomist in charge verifies the extent of maturation of the grapes and establishes vintage timing accordingly. Upon arrival at the winery, grapes are selected by type, area of origin and sugar content, as these indications are fundamental to determine the wine quality potential. Each bunch is trimmed to increase concentration, grapes are hand picked. Modern temperature controlled fermentation ensures all the bright fresh fruit flavours of the grapes are preserved and transferred into the eventual wine.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, deer, venison, and blue cheese.