2017 Amarone della Valpolicella ‘La Colombaia’

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2017 Amarone della Valpolicella ‘La Colombaia’

Tasting Notes

A richly flavoured and approachable Amarone with layers of ripe plum and cherry fruit, mocha and spice.


Ripe, warm and generous on the nose with abundant plum and cherry aromas, roasted coffee beans and hints of dried fruits. 


Full-bodied and richly flavoured with rich berry and plum fruit, supple tannins and a spicy finish, with the characteristic dry bite of good Amarone. A balanced and very approachable style.



The illustrious Montresor family moved from France to Italy at the start of the 19th Century and settled in the Veneto region near Lake Garda. In 1892 Cantina Giacomo Montresor was established in Verona, and remains family-owned to this day.

Giorgio Montresor produces a portfolio of wines which increasingly rival the offerings of the region's more fashionable names - harnessing modern technology to craft the best wines from each site, across their 100ha of vineyard, in Valpolicella and Garda.

Production Method

Made from a blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes. The grapes are hand-harvested at the end of October. The late harvested grapes are dried for four months (until January following the vintage) and then crushed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel for four months followed by maturation in Slavonian oak casks and small barrels for 2 years.

A Note on Sustainability

At the end of 2019, Montresor received its organic certification. Some of its wines are already bottled in a lighter weight glass bottle (less than 420g) to reduce carbon dioxide emissions during transport, with the added benefit of reducing the amount of glass to be manufactured.

Over the next two years, solar panels will be installed at the winery to provide some of the electricity required in the production process. Alongside this, Montresor is about to install a water purification system to recover and recycle the water used at the winery.


Year 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara
Country Italy
Alcohol content
15% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 11.2 units
Type Red Blend
Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Dietary Information
Vegan, Vegetarian, Sustainable
Food Matches Perfect with mature hard cheeses and blue cheeses. Also excellent with game and mature beef.
Origin Veneto
Appellation DOCG Amarone Della Calpolicella