Amarone Della Valpolicella Wine

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Amarone della Valpolicella is the prized wine from the Veneto region of Italy, made with passito (dried) grapes. It’s produced from a blend of 40 - 70% Corvina, 20 - 40% Rondinella and 5 - 25% Molinara varietals. The word “amaro” is Italian for bitter. While the wine is far from that, the name most likely derived to distinguish it from its sweet sibling, Recioto della Valpolicella. Both versions were awarded DOCG, the superior labeling status, in 2009. 
 
Amarone has been produced in the Veneto for centuries. The Greeks first inhabited the area, and likely introduced the Romans to “straw wine,” the process by which it is produced. Ripe, hand selected grapes are laid on straw mats to dry out before pressing for juice. By this time, natural sugars and flavors have reached maximum concentration, creating wine of deep complexity. Amarone production even survived the violent Visigoth invasions, and in the 7th century, an official edict was passed protecting Read more »

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  • Rondinella

    History of the grape: There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus,...

  • Corvina

    History of the grape: There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus,...

  • Molinara

    Breppion Scavolegno, Breppion Scuro, Breppon, Molinara Ciara, Molinara Rada, Pola, Rossanella, Rossanella Gentile, Ro...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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Amarone Della Valpolicella on Snooth

  • Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2010

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    Dark, fully developed black fruit aromas of black currant, blackberry and black cherry with dusty earthiness that shows a nice fresh mushroom quality and a savory note that comes with a good dose of spice. In the mouth this blossoms with bright red fruit notes of red cherry, ripe raspberry and a touch of medicine leading the way for an incredibl... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Luigi Righetti 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Terre Molin Amarone 2005

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    Opened a bottle in the summer of 2016. Smooth, dry, no hint of acid. Golden-reddish-brown color with long finish. Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • "and put a big smile on one of our dinner companions"I hope it was someone who mattered! Read More

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  • It is kind of funny how a good bottle of wine can make someone so happy, especially women in some cases who tend to wait for bottles to "appear". On my vacation recently, there was a Bolgnese dinner no one was really excited about, so I decided to open a nice 2011 Clerico Barbera. Originally had it earmarked for a wine tasting for later on, but ... Read More

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  •  Never did and never will! Read More

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  • Al, the original poster didn't bring this to life.  It was a new person saying that Amarone is a peace-broker of sorts in his marriage.  :)OP never did come back.  I opened my last 2004 Amarone last month.  Paradise.  Read More

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  • I think we all agree the bottle should be enjoyed sooner rather than laying it down for another year.  Please open it soon and let us know what you think.  Decant as is recommended above - one hour should do it.  If you don't own a decanter, now is the time to invest in one. Read More

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  • Every time I am in trouble with my wife, I redeem myself with an Amaronee....yes, decant and it is wonderful with a good cut of meat Read More

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  • Cesari Amarone Della Valpolicella 2009

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    Wine review by CageyT


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