Villa San Carlo

Amarone della Valpolicella 2016 'Villa San Carlo'


A careful manual selection of the grapes takes only the sparse and perfectly healthy bunches to the fruit cellar for drying. A complex and elegant wine, powerful and velvety on the palate, it is a perfect harmony of fruity aromas, sweet spices and balsamic notes.


Denomination: Amarone della Valpolicella DOC

Grapes: Corvina 45%, Corvinone 35%, Rondinella 10% other blends 10%

Region: Veneto (Italy)

Alcohol content: 15%

Format: 75 cl bottle

Vinification: The grapes for the Amarone are harvested from mid-September, a careful selection by hand brings only the ripest and perfectly healthy bunches to the fruit cellar. The drying takes place in plateaux for about 100 days in an old barn. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration in steel tanks last up to a month before decanting the wine into wood. Maturation of about 24 months in new tonneaux, second passage and large oak barrels for a better complexity of the wine. Bottle aging for at least 12 months

Refinement: in French oak tonneaux for 24 months

Allergens: Contains sulfites

Color: Garnet red
Olfactory analysis: The nose is dominated by hints of dried and spirited fruit, such as black cherries and morello cherries. The tannin is pleasant and harmonious. Aromatic structure of unparalleled finesse and complexity
Taste Analysis: The alcoholic note is well supported by an elegant and balanced structure. The notes of licorice and chocolate are the most present, accompanied by a never intrusive wood. Dense finish with a long persistence
How to serve it: Serving temperature 16°-18°C. It is recommended to open it 3-4 hours before
How to taste it: Wide goblet, balon
Pairings: It is best expressed with braised meats, roasts and game, but also with spicy, aged cheeses, jams and mustards


In 1958 , Gianni Pavesi got married and bought the Villa San Carlo estate, a precise lifestyle choice that allowed his six children to grow up and live enjoying the benefits of the natural environment and developing a solid bond with their land. The wine business is structured starting from the 2009 harvest, from this vintage, in fact, Gianni, after a life as a successful entrepreneur, matures the will to see his passion for the vineyard combined with the value of his land in a label in the name of Villa San Carlo .