Calabrone PDF TECH SHEET
Calabrone is an estate reserve released only when an excellent vintage is followed by a dry and mild September and October, when a precentage of the Refosco and all of the Schioppettino undergo appassimento (drying). As in the case of Amarone, the drying process not only intensifies the flavors of these distinctive grapes, but softens some of their natural tannic bite.
70% Refosco, 10% Schioppettino, 10% Pignolo, 10% Merlot
The nose is filled with chocolate, coffee, spices and mature red fruit. The palate has considerable power and grip while maintaining elegance. Calabrone will surely benefit from additional cellar time, at least 5 years.
With dry extract levels near or greater to those of most Amarone, this is a big red wine for robust dishes.