Amarone is a style of wine that requires a very lengthy and intensive process. This process contributes to the price and rarity of the wine. The grapes are carefully selected in the vineyards and partly dried and vinified not before 15th December. The features of the climate in this area favour the semi-drying of the grapes, a very ancient method traditional to the area. The wine is then made in a the classic red wine format; long maceration on the skins and fermentation for about two weeks at about 28-30° C. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged by law at least for two years before bottling.