2011 Brunelli Amarone Campo del Titari 95JS

 

Campo del Titari means “Vineyard of Titari”, who was the horse that the owner and winemaker Luigi played with when he was a young boy, around 1960. The horse was free to go and always run in the highest parcel and more separated from the other vineyards. Many years later, when Luigi decided to vinify this specific vineyard separately from the other vineyards, he also thought of the characteristics that the wine and the horse had in common. Not just elegance and power, but also the darkness, like the shiny black mantle of the horse, the vivacity like his eyes, some aromas like tobacco and leather, like the seat of the horse. Many elements, which brought Luigi the memory of his horse.

The vineyard is located at an altitude around 450 mt. and composition of unique minerals, very rich of limestone and rocks. The vineyard is also well exposed to the breezes coming from Lake Garda and from the hills at North, which favors healthy conditions for the vines.

Luigi Brunelli - vine grower, winemaker and craftsman - creates, with his own hands and with the help of his family, products that are refined and of incomparable character and quality. Luigi is convinced that each of his wines tells a story: a story of pleasure and of unique fascination and emotions. The choice to work without compromise is the result of the firm belief that the quality of wine is created, at first, in the vineyard. The parcels have been carefully developed so as to contain only the main indigenous grape varieties of the Valpolicella area (such as Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta) and to recover venerable native grapes sometimes fallen into disuse, reinterpreted with modern techniques and trained by using the Double Low Pergola and Espalier systems.

About the Wine

This wine displays a deep, rich, opaque ruby color. The intense and charming bouquet reveals notes of red fruits like cherries, raspberries and redcurrants, mingling with faint hints of vanilla. Aromas of roasted coffee beans, aromatic tobacco and leather, cloves and licorice come afterwards.  On the palate, it unleashes a powerful and robust structure, accompanied, though, by elegant acidity. The finish is very long and echoes the sensations one perceived on the nose. The blend is Corvina 65%, Rondinella 25, and the rare Oseleta 10%. The wine aged for 48 months French barrique + 12 months bottle ageing. 16.5% ABV, but the wine doesn't taste alcoholic. Truly a tour de force and benchmark from the region.

Reviews 

Pretty linear edge to this with a fleshy fruit character and chocolate undertones. Full and so flavorful. A tremendously generous style. Drink now. ~ 95 JS