2 they make an amarone style wine in argentina
Renacer’s Amarone-style wine is called Enamore (a near-anagram for Amarone). Amarone is from the Valpolicello area of the Veneto region in Italy and made with Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara grapes. In Mendoza, though, they use their own grape varieties: Malbec of course, Bonarda, Cabernet, and Cab Franc. The process for making Amarone involves drying the grapes outside until they lose about 30% of their weight. In Verona this takes about 3-4 months but in dry Mendoza it only takes about 3-4 weeks. They dry it on mats outside under this tent.
Aside from being an anagram, enamore means in love in Spanish. (Renacer means to be born again, but that will end our Spanish lesson for today.) We had their 2007 from magnums with dinner. It was a good night.