The Cantina Di Negrar is a very successful cooperative winery. Growers from the region combine forces to make the best possible wines and offer them at a relative bargain price. Since many growers are involved they are able to source the best grapes from a wide selection. The vineyards here are on steep terraced hillsides with beautiful sun exposure to the southeast. The grapes are harvested and then laid out on mats in the drying houses for the appassimento. This is what makes Amarone so unique. As the grapes dry for over 100 days they lose moisture concentrating the sugars and eventually botrytis starts to grow giving the grapes additional layers of flavor and complexity. A blend of 70% Corvina, 15% Corvinone and 15% Rondinella, the wine aged for 18 months in large French oak casks. It shows rich perfume of Asian spices, smoked meats and black plums. Lots of intensity on the palate with cherries, dried prunes, dried flowers, sweet spices and smoky notes. The tannins are supple and well-rounded and the finish lingers.