We are finally finishing the 2018 harvest: firstable we have manual collected in boxes the best bunches of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta and Negrara for the Amarone and now we are picking the grapes to be pressed in the same day for the Valpolicella Classico.
The grapes are in perfect sanitary conditions, with a high degree of sugar and if everything goes as it should be, this vintage will be an Amarone Forlago vintage.
Amarone Forlago is our best wine produced only when we have really nice summer. An Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG produced from grapes selected in the vineyard in Forlago, one hectare cultivated with Veronese pergola. We were able to produce only the 2004, 2008, 2011 and 2013 vintages.
The 2018 vintage looks very similar to 2016. The plant health status is excellent, the clusters are seen with a weight higher than the average of the other years and with slightly thinner peels.