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Marchesi Fumanelli Octavius Amarone Della Valpolicella Riserva 2012
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Intense ruby red color with garnet reflections. The bouquet is complex with dark cherry and ripe berries, earthy notes and slight hints of spice. Wonderful and sublime taste of vanilla and sweet cinnamon. The palate has elegant Corvina tannins, with savoriness and long lasting softness. Complex and rich with ripened red fruit, chocolate, liquorice and oak hints, full-bodied and elegant. Spiciness and more complexity will come with ageing.
The Marchesi Fumanelli family have been cultivating grapes and producing prestigious wines in Valpolicella since 1470. The Squarano estate is located in the heart of Valpolicella, on a gentle hilltop surrounded by vineyards, cherry and cypress trees. Built in the seventeenth century by the noble Fumanelli family, one can still admire the inscriptions and archaeological remains to be seen on the grounds of the villa, including the vestiges of a temple dedicated to the Goddess Flora, built by the Romans who planted the first vines over a thousand years ago. Since 1998 the ancient cellars, after careful restoration, host once again the oak barrels for the aging of the classical Valpolicella wines. The barrel fragrances evoke the scents of the local hills of cypresses and cherries, having the colors, traditions and culture of the territory.The Squarano estate is located in the heart of the most classical Valpolicella, on a gentle hilltop surrounded by vineyards, cherry and cypress trees. The Marchesi Fumanelli family has cultivated grapes and produced wines from their estate since 1470. Fumanelli is one of the region's largest and most historic family owned wineries, having 78 acres of exclusively estate grown fruit, within the walls of their ancient property, eight miles from Verona. They deftly combine traditional and modern techniques to produce authentic expressions of their distinctive terroir.Marchesi Fumanelli is a family owned and managed winery currently managed by Armando Fumanelli. In his role as Proprietor and CEO of Marchesi Fumanelli, Armando leads his experienced team with the goal of deftly combining traditional and modern techniques to produce authentic expression of their distinctive terroir.Prior to joining Marchesi Fumanelli in 1998, Armando completed a Political Sceince degree in Switzerland and subsequently spent several years working for the Italian Embassy in several East African and Middle Eastern countries.Since joining his historic family winery, Armando has overseen the restructuring and replanting of the wine cellars and vineyards to bring the Squarano Estate back to its splendor and glamour of past centuries. Marchesi Fumanelli wines are the reference point for Pedigree and Provenance in the heart of Valpolicella.Fumanelli is one of the region's largest and most historic family owned wineries, having 78 acres of exclusively estate grown fruit, within the walls of their ancient property, eight miles from Verona. As Amarone specialists, they deftly combine traditional and modern techniques to produce authentic expressions of their distinctive terroir.
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