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Amarone della Valpolicella "Sant' Urbano"


The top wine of the domain, which is only made in the best vintages from the slope, which, with seven generations of experience, produces the very best grapes. Deep, intense wine with great complexity and warm tones of fruit dried over 100 days for 42% weight loss before fermentation. Top class that is also suitable for storage. Monte Urbano is the northernmost of the domain's five fields. Turned south at 280-300 m altitude with volcanic subsoil topped by lime and clay. The wine is made from 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, and 5% Molinara. Only the best bunches of flawless skins are selected for the wine!


Domænets topvin som kun laves i de bedste årgange fra skråningen, der, med syv generationers erfaring, giver de allerbedste druer. Dyb, intens vin med stor kompleksitet og varme toner af frugt, der er tørret over 100 dage til 42% tab af vægt inden gæringen. Topklasse, der også er lagringsegnet. Monte Urbano er det nordligste af domænets fem markområder. Vendt stik syd i 280-300 m.s højde med vulkansk undergrund toppet af kalk og ler. Vinen laves af 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, og 5% Molinara. Kun de bedste klaser med fejlfrit skind udvælges til vinen!


Country: Italy

Region: Veneto

Winery: Speri

Year: 2015

Type: Red

Grapes: Corvina (70%), Rondinella (25%) & Molinara (5%)

Alcohol: 15%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Organic



Speri is a top producer of Amarone, Ripasso, Valpolicella and Recioto and has a history dating back seven generations. The vineyard is in the original Valpolicella Classica zone and uses only grapes from its own fields. The house has a red star in the renowned Italian wine guide Gambero Rosso, which means they have received the maximum character, 3 red glasses, 10 times. At Speri, every single detail in the winemaking is emphasized - from field to cellar. The grapes are hand harvested and carefully selected. According to Speri's philosophy, the ultimate wine starts in the field. The grapes give the wine its soul and personality.

Speri er en topproducent af Amarone, Ripasso, Valpolicella og Recioto og har en historie, der går syv generationer tilbage. Vingården ligger i den oprindelige Valpolicella Classica zone og bruger kun druer fra egne marker. Huset har en rød stjerne i den anerkendte italienske vinguide Gambero Rosso, hvilket betyder, at de har fået den maksimale karakter, 3 røde glas, 10 gange. Hos Speri lægges der vægt på hver eneste lille detalje i vinfremstillingen - fra mark til kælder. Druerne håndhøstes og udvælges med omhu. Ifølge Speris filosofi starter den ultimative vin i marken. Druerne giver vinen dens sjæl og personlighed. Druerne tilpasser sig naturens rytme og vinbondens guiden.

General grape descriptions


Corvina is a red wine grape varietal with its origins in Italy, it is also known as Corvina Veronese and sometimes Cruina. It is primarily grown in the Veneto region of northeast Italy. In the Veneto region, Corvina is often confused with Corvinone, a red grape usually used in the production of straw wines. For a long time, Corvinone was considered a clone of Corvina but DNA profiling has shown that they are two different varietals.
Corvina, a dark-berried, thick-skinned varietal, is the principal grape in red Valpolicella wines, forming the backbone of the blend with its firm tannins and rich, smoky, red-cherry aromas and flavours. The grapes naturally high acidity can make the wine somewhat tart with bitter almond characters and the finish is sometimes marked with a sour cherry note.


Rondinella is a red wine grape varietal predominantly grown in the Veneto region of Italy - and is an integral grape used in wines such as Bardolino and Valpolicella. It is often blended with the varietals Molinara and Corvina, which in 2005 DNA testing showed that Corvina was a parent varietal to the so called Venetian grape Rondinella.
Rondinella grows easily all over the Valpolicella region, though the grape has rather neutral flavours but is favoured by growers due to its abundant yields than for any notable quality.


Molinara is an indigenous Italian red wine grape varietal grown primarily in the Veneto region of north eastern Italy, with first records dating back to early 1800’s. The varietal is used to add balanced acidity to the traditional blends of Valpolicella and Bardolino wines made with the Corvina and Rondinella varietals.
When crafted as a single varietal wine - during maturation it has a tendency to easily oxidise, with a light colour and aroma extract, resulting a decline in vine plantings among local vineyards. Depending upon where it is grown and vine health, the grape skin can vary in colour from being pink through to a purple or blue. More recently the varietal is occasionally blended with Merlot to produce soft elegant rosé wines.