Marta Galli Amarone Classico DOC 2007

Le Ragose

Terroir: Produced from an extreme selection of grapes hand harvested from estate vineyards sitting about 1,200 feet in elevation. The vineyards are ideally situated with a southwest exposure and soils of clay and magnesium, calcium and iron based gravel. Vines average 30-60 years old, planted in a simple trellis system with an average of 3300-4200 vines per acre..

Vinification: Initial selection occurs directly in the vineyard, with only the most pristine bunches being selected. Grapes are harvested in mid-September and then dried until January in the estates cellars. Fermentation occurs over a period of 20-30 days in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where it will rest for another 8-10 months, followed by extended ageing of 24-36 months in new oak barrels. Barrels are a mixture of Allier, Troncais, and Vosges French oak. The final wine will rest in bottle for a minimum of six months before release.

Additional Information

Intense, extraordinarily powerful, yet rich in tannins, with hints of black cherry. Hot, strong, full and velvety with a pleasantly bitter taste, elegant and well balanced.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Amarone Classico DOC
  • Winemaker: Marco Galli
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, gravel
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  • Avg Vine Age: 30-60 years
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  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.5 g/l
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 50% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 20% Corvinone, 10% Other Varietals

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

    This opens with aromas of ripe black plum, resin and nutmeg. The concentrated palate delivers mature blackberry, clove and chocolate framed in polished tannins. A licorice note signals the close. Drink through 2020.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Vinous Author: Ian D'Agata
    Date: Monday, May 1, 2017

    Deep red-ruby. Cocoa and coffee complicate dark cherry, herbal and sweet spice aromas and flavors. Tactile and fresh on entry, but rapidly turns mouthcoatingly dry and increasingly austere, with astringent tannins. A big, brooding Amarone that will have many admirers, but I dont find it much fun to drink right now. Maybe extended cellaring will help it come around, but I wonder...its already ten years old.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Monday, May 1, 2017

    This opens with aromas of ripe black plum, resin and nutmeg. The concentrated palate delivers mature blackberry, clove and chocolate framed in polished tannins. A licorice note signals the close. Drink through 2020.

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

    An elegant red that offers creamy tannins set in a medium-bodied frame and flavors of mulled cherry, dried violet, cocoa powder and citrus. Lightly chewy on the subtle finish. Drink now through 2024.

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