Pasqua is Verona, Verona is Valpolicella, Valpolicella is Amarone. Our Famiglia Pasqua Amarone is the flagship wine for our family. Amarone and the “Apassimento” method to produce it are the heart of what Pasqua does and what sets us apart.
Hand-harvested in mid-September and laid down to dry in the drying loft for about 3 months where the grapes lose about 25-30% of their weight and become concentrated. After pressing, alcoholic fermentation in steel vats begins, for around 25-30 days at a controlled temperature. Continuous punch-down is carried out to encourage extraction of color and tannin. When finished, the wine is transferred to French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place, giving softness to the wine. After 18-20 months of aging, the wine is bottled and refined for another four months.
VARIETAL: Corvina 65%, Rondinella 25%, Corvinone 5%, Negrara 5%.
PRACTICES: 3E Equalitas Certified.
RATINGS: 93 Wine Enthusiast (2015), 92 Robert Parker(2015), 91 James Suckling (2015), 2 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso (2015).
PAIRINGS: Excellent with grilled red meat, powerful game stews and aged, rich cheeses.