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Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2013

MAI DIRE MAI is born out of the coming together of the time-honoured experience of the Pasqua family and the exceptional terroir of the Montevegro vineyard: the 23-hectare vineyard is situated on the top of a hill at an altitude of 350 metres between Val d’Illasi and Val di Mezzane, the soil of which is basalt and calcareous in origin, ensuring an optimal mineral content. An iconic line characterised by its elegance, complexity and unique palate.

Description
The grapes are hand-picked and carefully selected and then placed in crates to dry for 4 months to achieve a higher sugar concentration. After pressing, pre-fermentation cold maceration is performed, whereas malolactic fermentation takes place in steel vats at a controlled temperature of 22-25°C for 40 days. Ageing takes place in French oak casks (70% barrels of 225 litres and 30% in barrels of 500 litres, all new barrels) for 24 months.

Style
A highly concentrated wine with great structure, elegance and strength. Still young but with great personality. The nose reveals intense aromas of underbrush, morello cherry, cedar wood, cocoa and hints of leather. The palate is warm and rich, enveloping and complex, with notes of ripe black fruit, cloves, dark chocolate and mocha. A highly complex and fresh-tasting wine owing to its notable acidity. The tannins are decisive yet elegant with a charming and lingering finish.

Food Pairings
Matured cheese, red meat, risotto with Amarone, dark chocolate.

Size 0.75 – 1.5 l.

Alcohol 16.5% vol

 

Awards

2013
Wine Enthusiast 2022 - 92 points
Falstaff Wein Guide Italien 2023 - 91 points
Vinibuoni d'Italia - Golden star
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2021 Luca Maroni - 93 points
Vini d'Italia 2021 Gambero Rosso - Tre Bicchieri
James Suckling - 91 points
The WineHunter Award Merano - Gold
Guida Essenziale ai Vini d'Italia 2021 Doctor Wine - 93 points

Wine Spectator - 91 points

2012
Robert Parker - 93 points
Decanter World Wide Awards - 96 points
Critics Challenge - 94 points Platinum

Vini d'Italia 2020 Gambero Rosso – Tre Bicchieri
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2020 Luca Maroni - 93 points
Mundus Vini – Gold Medal
Jancis Robinson - 16.5 points
Wine Enthusiast 2020 - 92 points

2011

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019 - Grand Gold Medal 2019 - Revelation 2019
Vini d'Italia 2019 Gambero Rosso – Tre Bicchieri
Wine Enthusiast Best of 2018 - 92 points
Jancis Robinson 2018 – 17++ points
James Suckling 2018 – 93 points
Guida Essenziale ai Vini d'Italia 2019 Doctor Wine – 95 points
Robert Parker 2019 - 94 points

2010
The WineHunter Award Merano 2017 - Gold
Guida Essenziale ai Vini d'Italia 2018 Doctor Wine - 93 points
Vini d’Italia 2018 Gambero Rosso – Due Bicchieri rossi