Terre de Pietra is situated near the village of San Martino Buon Albergo to the east of Verona. It is run by Laura Albertina with the help of her husband Christian and consultant oenologist, Flavio Peroni. Laura farms a mere 4.5 hectares split between two vineyards located at the Torbe de Negrar, where the vines are grown at altitudes of up to 500 metres above sea level, and in the Marcellise where the vines are much older at 40 years of age. The estate converted to biodynamic production in 2011, yields are low, and Laura believes that intervention in the cellar should be kept to a minimum. The Amarone is a blend of 40% Corvina, 30% Corvinone plus a little each of Rondinella, Croatina and Teroldego, and spends 48 months in French oak before bottling.
A deep cherry-red in colour. Expressive aromas of plums, black fig and cinnamon. On the palate, concentrated and aromatic with forward tannins and a pleasantly high acidity leading to a lingering finish. Try with roasted pheasant with walnuts and truffle, braised ox cheek or cavolfiore dorato (deep-fried cauliflower florets).