AMARONE

Our first love

THE CARILIUS FACE

Raffaella Cimadomo is the mind, soul and heart of Carilius wines. She has always been passionate about wine and has been adopted by the Valpolicella territory, where she has made of her passion not only a job but a real lifestyle. Raffaella wants to bring into the world an excellent wine, capable of combining tradition and contemporaneity and or communicating through a simple, young and new language. Raffaella’s artistic, dynamic and romantic soul result in a modern, clean and impressive label carrying the name Carilius, that named the town of San Pietro in Cariano, to which she wanted to pay homage.

The hand written black and white logo is deliberately stripped of any overstructure and the hashtag, at the end, forcefully states the contemporary nature of a wine that is feminine and elegant, both inside and outside.

THE TERRITORY AND ITS WINES

The Carilius Italian wines are born in the historical wine area of Valpolicella: the extraordinary vineyards of Corvina Veronese, Corvinone and Rondinella master the Valpolicella hills where the precious grapes are characterized by great adaptability and vigour, that give their best results on poor soils of alluvial origin of clayey and calcareous composition that grant our wines the typical elegant and intense red colour, but also the typical aftertastes of cherry and jam.

OUR WINES

The Carilius wines range - including Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Valpolicella Ripasso, Amarone della Valpolicella and Corvina - is enriched by a single white wine, the Soave DOC.
AMARONE RISERVA
Spicy and complex ethereal nectar, resulting from the withering of the autochthonous grapes, that will also make you fall in love...
AMARONE RISERVA
Tipo: Red
Classification: DOCG
Vine: 70% Corvina Veronese and Corvinone, 30% Rondinella
Production area: Valpolicella
Soil: Calcareous, oceanic
Altimetry: 150-400 m
Plant breeding system: Pergola Veronese, guyot
Climate: Continental climate with good temperature changes for an optimal grape ripening
Grape harvest: Manual, end of September-beginning of October
Yield per hectare of grapes: 120 q (of which 40% suitable for Amarone production)
Vinification:The grapes, harvested by hand selecting the best bunches, are withered in small wooden cases placed in 'fruttaio' for approximately 100 days. This process is followed by the crushing, maceration and fermentation of the grapes for 30 days and the consecutive ageing
Ripening: 4 years in barriques 225l
Refining: 6-8 months in bottles
Colour: Intense garnet-red
Scent: Vanilla, with sweet spicies scent, cherry jam, toasted and notes of ripe plum
Flavour: velvet, soft, persistent, full-bodied
Alcoholic degree: 16% vol.
Pairing: Stews, roasts, game meat with polenta and ideal with the famous Amarone risotto and seasoned cheese. Excellent meditation wine
Service temperature: 16-18 °C
AMARONE
The escellence of Valpolicella, result of passion and love for our terroir.
AMARONE
Tipo: Red
Classification: DOCG
Vine: 70% Corvina Veronese and Corvinone, 30% Rondinella
Production area: Valpolicella
Soil: Calcareous, oceanic
Altimetry: 150-400 m
Plant breeding system: Pergola Veronese, guyot
Climate: Continental with good temperature changes for an optimal grape ripening
Grape harvest: Manual, end of September-beginning of October
Yield per hectare of grapes: 120 q (of which 40% suitable for Amarone production)
Vinification: The grapes, harvested by hand selecting the best bunches, are withered in small wooden cases placed in 'fruttaio' for approximately 100 days. This process is followed by the crushing, maceration and fermentation of the grapes for 30 days and the consecutive ageing
Ripening: 60% in Rovere of Slavonia barrels for 24 months, 40% in Rovere of Allier barrels for 18 months
Refining: 6-8 months in bottles
Colour: Intense garnet-red
Scent: Vanilla, with sweet spicies scent, cherry jam, toasted and notes of ripe plum
Flavour: Velvet, soft, persistent, full-bodied
Alcoholic degree: 15% vol.
Pairing: Stews, roasts, game meat with polenta. Ideal with the famous Amarone risotto and seasoned cheese. Excellent meditation wine
Service temperature: 16-18 °C
RIPASSO
Re-passed on the intense and fragrant Amarone refuses, this wine releases the force and strength of the autochthonous dried grapes.
RIPASSO
Type: Red
Classification: DOC
Vine: 80% Corvina Veronese e Corvinone, 20% Rondinella
Production area: Valpolicella
Soil: Calcareous, oceanic
Altimetry: 150-400 m
Plant breeding system: Pergola Veronese, guyot
Climate: Continental, with good temperature changes for an optimal grape ripening
Grape harvest: Manual, end of September-beginning of October
Yield per hectar of grapes: 120 q (of which 40% suitable for Amarone production)
Vinification: The hand-harvested grapes are macerated and fermented in the same month for about 10 days and then left to rest in cement or steel tanks until January/February when the wine, following the ancient technique of Ripasso, is fermented again on the refuses of Amarone, in order to aquire more complexity
Ripening: Barrels of Rovere of Slavonia 50 hl for 12 months
Refining: 6 months in bottles
Colour: Intense ruby red
Scent: Intense, complex, with fruity notes of ripe cherry. Light sweet spiciness and pleasant toasted notes
Flavour: Warm and soft while maintaining a good freshness. Intense and long persistence
Alcoholic degree: 13,5% vol.
Pairing: Ideal for main dishes of meat, medium-mature dishes and traditional dishes of Verona
Service temperature: 16-18 °C
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE
The wine of the tradition par excellance, a tribute to our ancestors and a gift to share with the future generations.
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE
Type: Red
Classification: DOC
Vine: 70% Corvina Veronese and Corvinone, 30% Rondinella
Production area: Valpolicella
Soil: Calcareous, oceanic
Altimetry: 150-400 m
Plant breeding sytem: Pergola Veronese, guyot
Climate: Continental, with good temperature changes for an optimal grape ripening
Grape harvest: Manual, end of September/beginning of October
Yield per hectare of grapes: 120 q (of which 40% suitable for Amarone production)
Vinification: The hand-harvested grapes are withered in fruttaio for approximately 20/25 days. Follows the fermentation with daily plunging (breaking of the cap of fruit refuses) for about 10 days.
Ripening: Barrels of Rovere of Slavonia 50hl for 12-14 months.
Refining: 6 months in bottles
Colour: Ruby red of good intensity
Scent: Intense, good complexity and notes of ripe prune and black pepper.
Flavour: Warm, in good harmony with between softness and freshness. Balanced tannins, good intensity and persistence.
Alcoholic degree: 14% vol.
Pairing: Ideal with meat, roasts and medium-mature cheese. Excellent with the traditional “risotto al tastasal”
Service temperature: 16-18 °C
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO
Born in the heart of Valpolicella classica, Nato nel cuore della Valpolicella Classica, suited to every moment and occasion of discovery of scents and flavours of our territory.
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO
Type: Red
Classification: DOC
Vine: 70% Corvina Veronese and Corvinone, 30% Rondinella
Production area: Valpolicella
Soil: Calcareous, oceanic
Altimetry: 150-400 m
Plant breeding system: Pergola Veronese, guyot
Climate: Continental, with good temperature changes for an optimal grape ripening
Vendemmia: Manual, end of September/beginning of october
Yield per hectare of grapes: 120 q (of which 40% suitable for Amarone production)
Vinification: The hand-harvested grapes are immediatley pressed and subjected to maceration for almost 10 days, fermentation and racking. In November is added 15% to the Valpolicella wine for a second slow maceration and fermentation for about 20-25 days
Ripening: Dry, quite soft and good freshness. Keeps on the palate the pleasant fruity notes peceived by the nose with intensity and persistence
Alcoholic degree: 13% vol.
Pairing: Ideal wine for to piar with the traditional veronese dishes, from the sandwiches with “soppressa veneta” to the “bollito misto con pearà”
Service temperature: 16-18 °C
100% CORVINA
Young and intense wine whose primary fragrances of fruit and fresh flowers bring to mind the colours, scents and flavours of Valpolicella’s spring.
100% CORVINA
Type: Red
Classification: IGT
Vine: 100% Corvina Veronese
Production area: Valpolicella
Soil: Calcareo, oceanico
Altimetry: 150-400 m
Plant breeding system: Pergola Veronese, guyot
Climate: Continental, with good temperature changes for an optimal grape ripening
Plant breeding system: Manual, end of September/beginning of October
Yield per hectare of grapes: 120 q (of which 40% suitable for Amarone production)
Vinificazione: The grapes are pressed and fermented for 10/15 days
Ripening: In stainless steel tanks for 15 days
Refining: A few weeks
Colore: good intensity ruby red
Profumo: Intense, fruity, remembers the typical fragrance of the Valpolicella morello cherry. Slightly herbaceous with notes of black pepper
Sapore: Dry, quite soft, with the typical freshness and tannicity of Corvina grapes in purity
Alcoholic degree: 13% vol.
Pairing: Wine to be appreciated in its youth and matches with the typical veronese dishes such as the renowned “pasta e fasoi”, “carne salà” and salami
Service temperature: 14-16 °C
SOAVE
An extraordinary blend of Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave, vigorous and generous vines that don’t fear the comparison with the famous international vines of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc
SOAVE
Type: White
Classification: DOC
Vine: 70% Garganega, 30% Trebbiano di Soave
Production: Soave, Monte Foscarino
Soil: Volcanic, rich in microelements, with a limestone-clay structure
Altimetry: 100-300 m
Vine: Pergola, guyot
Climate: Continental
Grapes harvest: Manual in September
Yield per hectare of grapes: 90-100 q
Vinificazione: The grapes are hand-harvested and subject to a slow cold maceration in order to extract the varietal aromas of Garganega. The fermentation takes place after the decantation of the must at a temperature of 15-16 °C
Ripening: Stainless steel tanks
Refining: A few weeks
Colour: Straw-yellow with greenish reflections Scent: Intense and elegant, prevail the scented notes of white flowers of jasmine and the weet notes of apricot and apple. Unmistakable mineral note of silex and graphite typical of the volcanic soil
Flavour: Dry, excellent freshness and sapidity. Good persistence and classic bitterish almond aftertaste of the Soave CLassico
Alcoholic degree: 13% vol.
Pairing: Ideal for aperitif and with fish dishes, shellfish and seafood. We suggest to try it with “bigoli con le sarde”, the typical traditional dish of the veronese lakeside. Fresh and balanced, our Soave matches perfectly with all the ingredients of the japanese cuisine, especially with sushi
Temperatura di servizio: 8-10 °C

LOCATION

If the Carilius wines, with their unique lable, perfectly express the bold, contemporary and artistic soul of Raffaella, however, is the extraordinary frame of the B&B Relais de Charme La Caminella, an ancient tobacco drying barn, to reveal her romantic and familiar soul. The attention and care for details but above all the art of hospitality at the B&B Relias de Charme La Caminella, where nothing is left to chance, make tunforgettable the experience of living and tasting.
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CARILIUS VINI
Via Don Gaspare Bertoni, 24
Loc. Bure - 37029 S. Pietro In Cariano VR
info@carilius.it - +39 045 6800563
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