Corvina & Other Veneto Red

Amarone from Valpolicella is produced by blending Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, and Molinara. The grapes are picked late to ensure a high level of ripeness and then dried in order to concentrate the flavours during pressing - this technique is called appassimento. It takes about twice as many grapes to make Amarone and the lengthy fermentation time is often longer than 45 days. Amarone is then aged in oak for a minimum of two years. This produces a wine that is rich, full-bodied, with flavours of blackberries, dark fruit, and chocolate. Pair with BBQ ribs, rack of lamb, or steak.

Masi 2013 Costasera Amarone Della Valpolicella 1.5L


"The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera is a delicious wine to drink over the next few years. Soft red berries, flowers and sweet spices inform a juicy, open Amarone with good near-term appeal. This is a solid introductory-level Amarone."...

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Onepio 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 750ml


Grown on three hectares of red and dark brown calcareous and clay soils in Valpolicella Classica, this Amarone is comprised of 80% Corvina and 20$ Rondinella grapes. Aged for 60 months in French oak barrels and 12 months in tanks. On the nose, complex...

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Masi 1997 Costasera Amarone 750ml


Immediately impressive, with an ultraripe nose of blackcurrants, nuts and blueberries. The flavors follow suit, giving the palate a dense black plum and cocoa coating. Fat and plush, with very broad, well-structured tannins, this is tempting now, and...

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Elio Grasso 2017 Dolcetto D'Alba "Dei Grassi" 750ml


Gianluca Grasso tells me he became as strict as an Italian police man, a Carabinieri, when it came to leaf pulling in 2017. Vines needed as much shade as they could get in this scorching hot vintage, so he did not allow for any leaves to be thinned...

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Tedeschi 2015 Amarone 750ml


This wine is made with fruit from outside the Classico zone, from hillside vines planted in well-drained marl soils, with 180-degree exposures from southwest to southeast. The wine's name Marne 180 plays up both of those site-specific attributes. A new...

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