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Wine of the Week – Marchese Fumanelli Valpolicello Classico Superiore 2013

Marchese Fumanelli’s estate, Squarano in Valpolicello, has been making wines since 1471. The vineyards, among Cypress and Cherry trees, are well used to cultivating grapes and make beautiful wines. This lovely Valpolicello brings together old, traditional winemaking technique with contemporary ones to create an expression that pays tribute to the terroir.

With notes of cherry, currant and blackberry, it is well structured, elegant and 13.5 percent ABV. 2013 brought a very humid and rainy winter which was, followed by a warm, dry summer with a little rain during early harvesting. The grapes were hand harvested and selected from 30-40 year old pergola and 8-10 year old guyot vines. Wine harvesting comes in early Fall . The
pergola vines are 25-30 years old, the guyot vines are 8-10 years old with 2500 plants per acre.
Vinification occurs separately with cold maceration. The grapes are held  8-10 months in
French barriques followed by a minimum of three months in the bottle. Visit http://www.pasternakwine.com for more information.http://pasternak-wines.simpleflame.com/_webapp_4570895/Marchesi_Fumanelli


Wine of the Week – Marchese Fumanelli Amarone 2008

Marchese Fumanelli in Verona, Italy dates way back to the 14th century and has been making wines since the 17th century when the Marquis Fumanelli family built the estate which stands today in the hear of Valpolicella on Roman ruins.
Today, those wines are now distributed by Pasternak Wine Imports in the U.S. and include this delicious, rich Amarone 2008.
It blends Cortavina (40%), Corvinone (40%) and Rondinella (20%).The wines grown in the traditional Veronese Pergola system, grown and placed on plateaux where they rest for 120 days before drying. They’re de-stemmed and soft pressed and macerated for 25 days, then fermented in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine is a deep red with vanilla notes and hints of nutmeg along with berry flavors. It’s a rich and well balanced wine that goes well with steaks and aged cheeses, as well as making a deeply flavorful beverage all by itself. As summer turns to fall and the days turn cooler, this is a wine to sip and savor.