Luigi Righetti Amarone Della Valpolicella Capitel de Roari 2010
Luigi Righetti is a family-run winery in the heart of Valpolicella Classico in the Veneto, Italy. The operation is now in its 5th generation since its beginnings at the turn of the 20th century. They are dedicated to producing high quality but affordable examples of classic regional styles such as Valpolicella and Amarone.
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This is Righetti’s reserve Amarone. The name Capitel de’Roari is derived from the local way to say many oaks and refers to the various plots of vineyards where grapes are obtained for the famous
Deep ruby color, full-bodied, a very complex nose that emphasizes dried fruit and almonds with a hint of anise, extremely rich flavors, long, smooth finish and lingering aftertaste.
Located in Valgatara, right in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico zone, the Luigi Righetti estate has been a family run winery since 1909. Gian Maria Righetti is the fourth generation in the Righetti family to carry on the wine-making tradition. For this bold Amarone all of the grapes are sourced from their Capitel de Roari Estate vineyard. 60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella and 10% Molinara are dried on straw mats for three months before crushing. After fermentation the wine is aged two years in Slavonian oak casks. Full-bodied with an array of nutty, spicy and tangy aromas and rich earthy, smoky flavors that linger on the finish.
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