The Marcati brothers, Pietro and Luigi, began their business in the family-owned pharmacy in 1919. They have been producing craft spirits such as grappa, amaretto and limoncello. The family owns In Mizzole, an important land property, which is composed of eight hectares cultivated with the traditional vines of the region. In Mizzole is a small, ancient village near Valpolicella, which the Marcati family has owned for more than a Century. Valpolicella is a viticultural zone of the province of Verona, east of Lake Garda. It ranks just after Chianti in total Italian DOC (Denominazione Origine Controllata) wine production. Amarone della Valpolicella is made with dried grapes (after harvesting they are kept in bunches in drying rooms where they stay from 3 weeks to 3 months). The wine has to be aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years and bottle aging follows.
Tenuta Marcati Amarone della Valpolicella 2014 was made with 70% Corvina Veronese and 30% Rondinella grapes and aged for a minimum of 24 months in French oak casks. The 2014 Vintage is a pretty fruit forward wine, with notes of blackberries, cherries, blueberry preserve, raisins, hints of dried herbs and spice and oak tannins. It makes good pairing with red meats, venison, roasted veal and lamb. Recommended to be served at 20-22ºC after decanting.