Amarone Cuslanus

The heart of Valpolicella Classica keeps the oldest memories of grape drying techniques.
Here, among vineyards on stone wall-terraces and ancient hamlets, our Amarone defines the unique identity of the Marano valley, with a game of transparencies, changing fragrances of ripe fruit, dark spices and hints of chocolate and coffee.
On the palate it surprises you by its unexspected freshness, typical of wines produced on high hill, by its balance and pleasant tannins that make it a wine suitable for long ageing. Our Amarone Riserva is named after Cuslanus, an ancient god worshipped in Valpolicella at the time of the Etruscans more than 2000 years ago. Cuslanus was connected to the idea of the passing of time, just as this wine needs a long time to fully express its complex personality that evolves into balsamic and ethereal scents, endowing each glass with elegance and balance.

  • + - Description

    Grape varieties: Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella.
    Production area: high hills in the Valpolicella Classico production area between 300 and 500 m. a.s.l.
    Soil composition: calcareous deposits on volcanic rocks.
    Growing systems: traditional “pergola veronese” on stone wall terraces called “marogne”.
    Vinification: after a careful selection in the vineyard, the grapes are put in trays and left to dry in our drying loft called “fruttaio”, located next to the winery. This “appassimento” process is very slow, in order to support the concentration of sugar, structure and aromas. In the first months of the year following the harvest, the grapes are gently pressed and then a long and slow fermentation in contact with the skins takes place. After this, the wine is aged for a long time in big barrels and tonneaux until bottling. It is released to the market after at least four years.
    Food pairings: Amarone is the perfect companion to refined dishes like braised meet and game, but it is also perfect as a “meditation wine” for people who enjoy spending time with an unforgettable tasting experience.
    Service temperature: 14-16 °C.

  • + - Awards
    Falstaff Trophy Amarone und Recioto 2022
    annata 2016 - 91 punti
    Top 100 - La Guida ai vini di Verona 2022
    annata 2015 - 89 punti
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2021
    annata 2015 - 95 punti
    Falstaff Amarone, Amarone Riserva, Recioto Tasting 2020
    annata 2015 - 92 punti
    Concorso Internazionale Wine Enthusiast 2020
    annata 2015 - 91 punti
    Guida dell’AIS Veneto 2019
    annata 2013 - “Tre Rosoni”
    Decanter 2019
    annata 2012 - 90 punti
    Vini Buoni d’Italia 2019
    annata 2013 - 3 Stelle
    Guida Slow Wine 2018
    annata 2012 - “Grande Vino”
    Concorso Internazionale Wine Enthusiast 2018
    annata 2013 - 90 punti
    The WineHunter Award 2018
    annata 2013 - Attestato di Eccellenza 2018
    Merum Selezione Vino 2017
    annata 2012 - 2 Cuori
    Concorso Internazionale Wine Enthusiast 2022
    91 punti
    Falstaff Wein Guide Italien 2023
    91 punti
    James Suckling
    annata 2016 - 91 punti
  • + - Indications for the disposal of the packaging
    Recycling
    BOTTLE GL71 Glass
    CAPSULE C/ALU90 Aluminum and metal
    Dedicated separate collection or separate collection for organic waste
    CORK FOR51 Cork

    Always check your municipality's collection system

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