$74.99 x 6
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$50.00 – 99.99
Corvina & Veneto Blends
Red Table Wine
Amarone production begins in the vineyard, where Pergola and Guyot-trained vines are carefully managed to produce flawless bunches of fruit. Only the best fruit, strictly selected to eliminate damaged bunches, is used. That fruit rests for around 120 days in a drying room, humidity-controlled room to avoid botrytis. In January, months after harvest, the concentrated fruit is vinified over 15 days.
Brigaldara’s goal is to produce Amarone with body, freshness, and drinkability upon release, with no oxidation. Their wine is a departure from old-style Amarone made from dried, often botrytized, fruit fermented over a 40-day period. It spent one year in barriques, then two years in large 25 hectolitre oak vessels prior to bottling.
A Corvinone-dominant blend featuring Corvina and Rondinella, this is a sumptuous Amarone with a spicy, perfumed bouquet of black cherry and vanilla. The palate reveals a ripe core of bitter chocolate and spiced fruit cake, with complex flavours of Mirabelle plum and coffee. An attractive note of black tea persists through the finish. Alcohol, often a determining quality for Amarone-lovers, is nicely balanced by the wine’s density and velvety texture. It’s a powerful wine, yet elegant and graceful.
“This is a spectacular Amarone that finds great equilibrium and finesse despite its 16.5% alcohol. The nose is not over the top exuberant but it captures very ripe dried cran-cherry fruit with vermouth spices and rosemary like herbality. It is full bodied and rich, but very streamlined and elegant across the mid-palate, and finishing with outstanding flavour depth and length.”
96 points, David Lawrason, Wine Align, February 2022
“Exotic spices and dusty black cherry are complemented by vivid notes of cinnamon and dried flowers as the remarkably pretty 2017 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico opens in the glass. This is cool-toned and seamless in feel, coasting across the palate with mineral-tinged red berries, hints of sour citrus and exotic spices, all energized by brilliant acidity. The 2017 finishes long, lightly structured and staining without a hint of its 16.5% abv and amazing balance. All of this, and at three grams of residual sugar.”
93 points, Eric Guido, Vinous Media, January 2022
“This shows excellent intensity on the nose, with suggestive notes of sweet raspberries, Christmas spices, nutmeg and hints of salted plums, caramel and chocolate. Very flavorful, but agile and silky on the medium-to full-bodied palate. Signature Amarone warmth and bittersweet berry and chocolate in the finish, with some savory and sweet spice, too. Long and complex. Drink now or hold.”
93 points, James Suckling, August 2022