• Gioè

    Amarone della Valpolicella D.O.C. Classico 2007

    “Fifty years ago, in 1964, I had the idea of producing a really top quality wine, that would combine and bind together the most elegant aromas and smoothness of taste.
    Since then, seasonal conditions and microclimate essential for the maturation of the grapes that give life to “Gioè” has been repeated only seventeen times.
    A wine that well represents my story in the winery, totally dedicated to the production of quality wines, that offer immense pleasure. Hence the choice of the name “Gioè”, a “joy” to the palate.
    I chose to produce this wine using only the best vintages and the 2007 harvest with which we celebrate 50 years is special, its what’s called an excellent year: healthy grapes, full berries, successful drying, slow ageing in Slavonia oak barrels and in French oak barrels in the first and second passage in which the Recioto della Valpolicella was matured. And then the long ageing in bottles for about two years, in the silence of our historic cellars.”

    Giancarlo Begnoni

    “Fifty years ago, in 1964, I had the idea of producing a really top quality wine..."

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Only 14,779 numbered bottles of Gioè 2007 were produced.


Amarone dellaValpolicella D.O.C. Classico 2007

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Production Area
Classic Valpolicella area. On hilltop vineyards in the towns of Negrar, Fumane and San Pietro in Cariano, North of Verona.

Grape Varieties
Corvina and Corvinone (70%), Rondinella (25%), Molinara (5%), with drying of grapes for a period ranging of about 100 days.

Each 100 kg of grapes 35-37 litres of first pressing.

Alcohol 15.5% by Vol. Total acidity 5.5-6 Net dry extract 36.70

24 months in Slavonia oak barrels and finished for further 18 months in 225 litre French oak barrels with medium toasting.

years in bottles in the historic cellars of Santa Sofia.

Sensory impressions
Strong ruby red tending to garnet with time. Spicy and typical bouquet, with slight taste of vanilla and licorice. Full, warm velvety taste, slightly smoked in the finish.

Serving information
20°C in balloon glass.

Dining accompaniment
Grand roasts, game, matured cheeses. But it is also a pleasant “vino da meditazione” (sipping wine), for friendly intimate evenings.


Prizes and Awards


Gioè 2007

  • Gold
    MundusVini 2014

Gioè 2003

  • Gold
    MundusVini 2010
  • Diploma of Merit
    Verona Wine Top 2010
  • Italia Excellentis
    Merano International Wine Festival 2011
  • Silver
    Hong Kong IWSC 2009
  • Bronze
    India Wine Challenge 2010
  • Commended
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2008
  • 92 points
    Wine Enthusiast 2009

Gioè 2000

  • Silver
    Japan Wine Challenge 2008

Gioè 1998

  • Gold
    Japan Wine Challenge 2006
    Concours Mondial De Bruxelles 2006
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2004
  • Diploma of Merit
    Verona Wine Top 2004
  • Silver Best in Class
    International Wine & Spirit Competition 2005
  • Silver
    MundusVini 2004
  • Bronze
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2005
  • Great Mention
    14° Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly
  • High quality
    Merano International Wine Festival 2005
  • 92 points
    Wine Enthusiast 2005

1964-2014: 50 years of Gioè





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