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Prà Amarone della Valpolicella

2012

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

Italy

Region

Veneto

ABV

16.5%

Vintage

2012

Size

75cl

£49.90

7 in stock

The Details

In a Nutshell

An Amarone of unusual grace, purity and elegance - with sublime aromas and a powerful, complex palate.

Tasting Notes

A ripe, open and spicy nose with aromas of wild cherry, plums and dried herbs. The silky, velvety texture and flavours of luscious bitter cherry, dried orange peel, and ripe red fruit are balanced by a complex and long finish, with lingering notes of chocolate ganache. A fine and distinctive style of Amarone capable of further development in bottle.

Grape Blend

34%

Corvina

33%

Corvinone

33%

Rondinella

Production Notes

After searching for the right site, Graziano Pra began the new millennium by fulfilling his long term ambition and purchasing a 13 hectare vineyard near Mezzane in eastern Valpolicella. At 450m altitude, the steep glacial slopes of poor, rocky yellow marl soil produce meagre crops and the cool nights ensure a long ripening period. No chemical treatments are used.

The grapes are dried in a fruttaio (drying room) for 2 months. Grapes are macerated and fermented for 15 days in stainless steel vats. Delestage is followed by malo-lactic fermentation in 1/3 in Allier barriques and the rest in 5hl tonneaux for 3 years.

Producer - Azienda Agricola Prà

This 20 hectare estate in the commune of Monteforte D’Alpone in the very heart of the Soave Classico district is run by Graziano Prà.

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Press Quotes & Awards

2008 Vintage: The 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella captures the essence of this gorgeous Amarone vintage. Sage, rosemary, black cherries, plums, menthol and tobacco all meld together as the 2008 begins to open up. Sweet, perfumed and beautifully silky, the 2008 impresses for its impeccable balance. The tannins and underlying structure are there, but they are nearly buried by the wine's pure concentration. This is a fabulous showing from Prà. 95 points.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2014

2008 Vintage: Well-knit and silky in texture, with refined tannins framing the layers of dried cherry and black currant fruit. Aromatic notes of herb and spice show a deep accent of rich wood smoke that builds through to the lasting finish. Drink now through 2023. 91 Points.

Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, December 2013

Customer & Staff Reviews

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  1. 5 out of 5

    :

    superb, very soft, rich in fruit and intense….love it. (the 2012 Pra)

The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

Italy

Region

Veneto

ABV

16.5%

Vintage

2012

Size

75cl

£49.90

7 in stock