This amarone, the highlight of the Corte Rugolin range, is obtained from a selection of the best grapes in a small vineyard with an excellent solar exposure. The grapes are processed using the 'appassimento' method for approximately three months, producing a garnet-red wine with an intense bouquet of cooked fruit, dried plums, cherries macerated in alcohol, tobacco and various spices, including ginger. Uncork a few hours before drinking and serve at 18-20°C.
Corte Rugolin is the name of an old manor house of the late 1600`s. This property, owned by Count Nuvoloni, was purchased in 1971 by Silvia and Bruno Coati. Their family had been making wine since 1918.The vineyards are in the heart of Valpolicella Classica, a soil ideal for the production of grapes, cherries and olives. Research and experiments are continuously ongoing.
In the last few years Elena & Federico, the fourth generation of the Coati family, have entered the business. They expanded operations with the collaboration of their parents and Oenologist Luigi Andreoli, and started Corte Rugolin. Their 12 acres of vineyards are designated to the production of very high quality wine. They are reaching these goals by increasing the density of the vineyard, reducing the yield per vine and the use of smaller barrels. The true character of the wines is never forgotten.
Confirmation of Corte Rugolin`s success can be seen by the receipt of two gold medals in the recent competition of "Vini Classici della Valpolicella" and "Eno Conegliano". They have also been awarded 2 glasses in the Gambero Rosso 2000 edition and mentioned as the up and coming winery of Veneto to watch.
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