2017 Gran Passione Rosso

Year: 2017
Appellation: Veneto
Country: Italy
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$9.95

FULL OF FRUIT LIKE YOU'VE NEVER TASTED, CASES A MUST, YOU WILL BE AMAZED! LIKE DRINKING A GREAT AMARONE FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR!

Winery Notes:
Gran Passione has an intense purple color, tending towards amber with ageing. It is full-bodied with a solid structure due to the elevated alcohol and fine balance between soft tannins and acidity from rich red and black fruits. Great wine for roasted and grilled meats. Ideal with game dishes. Excellent with mature hard cheeses.

60% Merlot, 40% Corvina

VINIFICATION:
The grapes come from selected vineyards harvested at the beginning of October, to get a level of maturation such to have a high sugar level and good potential alcohol content.

This late maturation gives the characteristic notes of ripe fruits, such as plums and raisins. To further concentrate flavors, the stems of the grapes bunches are cut 10 days before harvest. This begins to dry out the grapes which help further concentrate the wine-a process known as appassimento, the process by which Amarone is produced. After the selective hand harvest, grapes are pressed and the fermentation starts at temperatures of about 78° F; the skins are left in the must for a long period to extract flavors and the characteristic ruby red color. The subsequent oak aging gives the pleasant notes of spices and vanilla.


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