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Amarone Classico Scarnocchio, Tenuta Lena di Mezzo, Monte del Fra 2011


We currently have 4 in stock.

This is the flagship wine of Tenuta Lena di Mezzo - Monte del Fra's property in Valpolicella. The beautiful terraced vineyard of nearly 18 hectares sits in the Fumane valley on clay and limestone soils. 

Scarnocchio is the oldest and highest part of the vineyard at over 380 metres above sea level. Due to the age of the vines the yields are lower and the wine more complex and concentrated.  

The Scarnocchio receives special treatment in the winery. The grapes are dried until for between 3 and 6 months before being crushed, destemmed and then fermented in bespoke cone shaped vats. It is a slow fermentation with lots of maceration, producing a depth of colour and flavour. The wine is left to complete Malolactic fermentation in oak casks and barriques and then matured 90% in large oak and 10% in barriques for 24 months. It is then kept in bottle for 14 months or so before release.

It is a wonderfully drinkable Amarone with alcohol at around 15.5%. It could be drunk as originally intended - as a 'meditation' wine after dinner - or with rich meat dishes or aged cheeses.

Jancis Robinson gives this 17/20:

Cassis, blackcurrants, crushed salvia, treacle, cloves. Wintergreen on the finish. If ever there was awine for dark chocolate, this is it.

Wine Enthusiast rated this 91/100:

Richly textured but still elegant, this features aromas of black plum, leather and exotic spice. The smooth palate delivers ripe blackberry, candied raspberry, black pepper and clove firm firm but polished tanins.

Where an item is not in stock we will give you recommendations as to other suitable wines or let you know how long it will take to receive the items into stock. Please chat with us if you want to ask any questions!

Delivery Charges

Delivery costs £12.50 on orders under £60, and £9.95 on orders between £60-£100.

Orders over £100 are delivered FREE of charge!

How We Deliver

We aim to deliver all orders within 2-3 business days, for items in stock. If you are in London and order before 11am you will normally get next day delivery. Outside of London, order before 11am to get 2 day delivery.

Within London we use specialist wine delivery vans. The drivers have all been trained specially in the safe delivery of wine.

Outside of London we use couriers. In order to ensure safe delivery of your wine all of the deliveries are packed in inflatable wine pouches, ensuring their safety.

If you have any problems with your delivery - such as a broken bottle - please take a picture and send it to us the same day so we can deal with this. This is a rare occurrence, but if it were to happen we would replace the bottle as soon as possible.

If you want us to leave your wine somewhere safe please leave a note in the shipping instructions section of your order.

Where We Deliver To

We deliver to all areas of England and Wales.

We deliver to Scotland at our normal rate, except for the Highlands where we may contact you regarding an extra delivery fee before processing the order - this is likely to be around £35.

We can deliver to the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or to Northern or Southern Ireland or Scottish Islands, however this will be charged at a higher rate. Please contact us at hookandford@gmail.com to find out more.

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