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Edizione Rossa 2016

Vine variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Lagrein, Merlot, 5 % Cabernet Franc, 5 % Petit Verdot => this selection is a choice of the best batch or edition of a vintage of the red cuvee respectively.

Description: This Edizione Rossa is a red wine cuvèe which is unequalled because of its selection from the best barriques after about two year storage and then a further year of maturity in barriques. It is a creation which deliberately breaks the ranks. Its complexity in aroma and palette, and in particular its strength and versatility, make this Amistar Edizione especially interesting for discerning moments.

Position: Grapes from several locations between Laives, Caldaro e Termeno.

Land: The land goes from loam to deep porphyry.

Harvest: Various harvest times between the end of September and the beginning to middle of October (= dried grape harvest) because of the different locations. The Amistar concept requires a minimum of 19.0° KLM.

Yield: Approx. 50hl/ha.

Development: Mechanical removal of the stems, traditional mash fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Juice extraction of about 30 % in order to obtain an extreme ratio between juice and skins. That is, more skins and much less must in order to guarantee an ideal maceration or extraction respectively for the Amistar concept. When fermentation is completed the wine is extracted from the marc, all batches of each variety are then assembled in the available quantity parts of the vintage and then stored in barrique casks for biological acid degradation for a good 2 years.

Shelf like: From 10 to 15 years and longer, depending on the storage situation.

Serving temperature: 18 °C recommendation > decanting.

Food recommendation: This red wine cuvèe is suitable for discerning dishes such as Fiorentina, to pork, etc. We also recommend trying Amistar Edizione with special dark chocolate (e.g. von Gobino Piemont - Amarissimi 60 % cocoa with cocoa chips from Ghana, Ecuador Arriba) . A combination worth trying is with cigars > possibly COHIBA~Esplendidos-Churchill.