Famiglia Pasqua AMARONE DELLA Valpolicella DOCG is produced in Verona, Italy, using grape varieties such as Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, etc. It is stored in French wooden barrels for 20 months and bottled for four months before being sold. The output is rare and expensive. This red wine has aromas of ripe cherries, prunes, chocolate, vanilla, and black licorice, warm and full, rich and layered. Famiglia Pasqua AMARONE DELLA Valpolicella DOCG red wine, paired with pork, cheese, foie gras, cigars, etc., are all perfect wines, and it is the first choice as a red wine gift box.
Origin: Verona, Italy
Grape Varieties: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Vinification: 24 months in French casks, 6 months in bottle before release.
Cap: natural cork
Packaging Specifications: 1 750ml
Recommended drinking time and temperature: 1 hour after opening the bottle, 18-20 degrees
Amarone with DOCG level
This wine is made from fully air-dried grapes. Generally, air-dried grapes are used to make sweet wines, but Amarone uses this method to make this wine with a mellow taste, a long aftertaste, and rich layers, and it has Hong Kong Michelin Restaurant selection.
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red. Aromas of ripe cherries, dried plums, chocolate, vanilla, and black licorice. The mouth is full and warm, and the wine is rich and layered. Long aftertaste.
The brewing process of dried grapes
The grapes are harvested at the ripest time and will be dried in a special drying room for three to four months, in order to increase the sugar content in the grapes. During this time, the water will be extracted from the grapes. The purpose of this method is to effectively increase the concentration of the grapes while preserving the higher acidity of the cold grapes.
Food Pairing: Cantonese Char Siu, Sauce Roasted Bones, Dongpo Pork, Lion's Head, Foie Gras, Cigar, Aged Cheese.
Pasqua Winery is headquartered in Veneto, one of the three major wine-producing regions in Italy, and Verona, the city where the famous Italian wine exhibition is located. It owns 200 hectares of its own vineyards and controls other 1000 hectares of vineyards, with an annual output of more than 20 million bottles. Founded in Verona in 1925 by four brothers including Nicola (Nicola) of Pasqua (The Family Pasqua), it has developed at a very fast speed. Pasqua Winery, which has accumulated a certain amount of capital, began to invest in large-scale vineyards in 1940 and introduced advanced bottling technology to realize the bottling of the winery. In 1960, the winery was run by Carlo, Umberto, and Giorgio, the second-generation heirs of the Pasqua family, who set their sights wider and began to actively develop overseas markets. In 1980, the focus of the company's investment shifted to wine, and opened up a large vineyard in Veneto, mainly producing Valpolicella and Soave wines, the grade of wine is classic (Classico) and DOC. The research center set up by Pasqua Winery keeps the company at the forefront of technology through technological innovation and equipment renewal. The winery's winemaker Giancarlo Zanel and winemaking consultant Luca D'Attoma have always guaranteed their own unique style and consistent quality with their craftsmanship over the years. The wines of Pasqua Winery have won praise from famous Italian and international wine critics almost every year, and have been selected as the special wine for the Nobel Peace Prize awards dinner. In addition, the Pasqua winery has also been designated as the official wine supplier by the AC Milan football team (A.C. Milan) and the world's top luxury yacht brand Riva Yachts (RIVA).
Corvina is an Italian wine grape variety that is sometimes also referred to as Corvina Veronese or Cruina. The total global wine-growing area in 2010 was 7,495 hectares (18,520 acres), all of which is grown in the Veneto region of northeast Italy, except for 19 hectares (47 acres) planted in Argentina. Corvina is used with several other grapes to create the light red regional wines Bardolino and Valpolicella that have a mild fruity flavor with hints of almond. These blends include Corvinone, Rondinella, and Molinara, and Rossignola for the latter wine. It is also used for the production of Amarone and Recioto.
Corvinone is a red Italian wine grape variety native to the Veneto region of northern Italy. In 2010, a total of 930 hectares (2,300 acres) of the grape growing area was planted worldwide, with 930 hectares (2,300 acres) planted in Italy and 1 hectare (2.5 acres) planted in Argentina. Corvinone, which is rarely found in wine alone, is blended with Rondinella, Molinara, and other autochthonous varieties in Corvina-dominant red wines from Veneto's Valpolicella and Bardolino regions. Corvinone is so similar to the more common Corvinone variety that it has historically been mistaken for a clone; indeed, its name in Italian suggests the meaning "large Corvina." However, more recent ampelographic research and DNA profiling have revealed a distinct variety.
Negrara is a red Italian wine grape variety grown in northeast Italy, including the Veneto region, where it is a permitted variety in the Amarone DOC wine. While the grape was once widely planted in the region, its numbers have been steadily declining for the majority of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
Veneto - the most famous of the 3 major producing regions in northeastern Italy
Veneto is a substantial and increasingly important wine region in the northeastern corner of Italy. Administratively it forms part of the Triveneto zone, along with its smaller neighbors Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. In terms of geography, culture, and wine styles, it represents a transition between the alpine, Germano-Slavic end of Italy and the warmer, drier, more Roman lands to the south.
Veneto is slightly smaller than Italy's other main wine-producing regions – Piedmont, Tuscany, Lombardy, Puglia, and Sicily – yet it generates more wine than any of them. Although the southern regions Sicily and Puglia were for a long time Italy's main wine producers, this balance began to shift north towards Veneto in the latter half of the 20th Century. In the 1990s, southern Italian wine languished in an increasingly competitive and demanding world, while Veneto upped its game, gaining recognition with such wines as Valpolicella, Amarone, Soave and Prosecco.
With fruity red Valpolicella complementing its intense Amarone and sweet Recioto counterparts, Veneto is armed with a formidable portfolio of red wines to go with its refreshing whites, such as Soave and sparkling Prosecco. Although much of the new vineyard area that supported Veneto's increased wine output was of questionable viticultural quality, today more than 25 percent of the region's wine is made and sold under DOC/DOCG titles.
Italian wine production quality classification - a system established in 1963, mainly divided into four levels:
- Vino da Tavola (VdT): Wine without a geographical indication is called Vino da Tavola, or VdT, which means “table wine.” Table wines are made from grapes grown anywhere in Italy and are rarely of high enough quality to be bottled for the European market or export to the US.
- Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT): The broadest category is Indicazione Geografica Tipica, or IGT. All grapes in IGT wines should come from the IGT region stated on the label, but otherwise the wines do not have to conform to strict standards regarding the style of wine. Wines in the IGT category are often, but not always, of lower quality than DOC wines. Some producers of high quality, non-traditional wines, like the makers of some super Tuscans, may release their wines under the IGT classification when they do not wish to adhere to the strict DOC or DOCG restrictions.
- Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC): The next highest quality level is Denominazione di Origine Controllata, or DOC, which means “designation of controlled origin.” There are 329 different DOCs in Italy, which cover many types of wine, from the sparkling wines of Prosecco, to the Vin Santo dessert wines of Tuscany, to a wide range of red and white wines across the country. Each DOC has its own rules about permitted grape varieties, maximum harvest yields, and aging requirements.
- Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG), is the highest quality level. The DOCG designation was created in 1980 in response to criticisms that there were too many DOCs and their quality was variable. DOCG wines, in contrast, were to be truly the best of what Italian wines could offer. The first DOCG wines were Barolo and Barbaresco, both red wines made from the nebbiolo grape in Piedmont; and Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, both red wines made from the sangiovese grape in Tuscany. There are now 74 DOCG wines in Italy, most of them concentrated in the regions of Piemonte, Tuscany, and Veneto.
Gambero Rosso - Tre Bicchieri (Three Glasses) Award
They were created by Gambero Rosso, the most famous Italian wine and gastronomy multimedia company. Big Red Shrimp is the world's most authoritative and widely spread guide to Italian wine. The third-cup award, the highest award, consists of a jury of more than 70 experts, including outstanding wine judges from major producing regions, editors, and professional judges of "Italian Wine.“
Robert Parker - the most influential wine critic in the wine world
Robert Parker is known as the "Godfather of Wine."His Rating System (RP) is an international wine scoring system that summarizes the comments made by one or more wine critics after tasting. Based on color and appearance, aroma, flavor and aftertaste, comprehensive evaluation, and evaluation of maturation potential, it is scored from 50 to 100 points.