Amarone Classico Bertani 2004
A wine whose production method took more than fifty years of research to perfect. It is the product of selected grape bunches from specialised vineyards: the grapes undergo a lengthy natural drying process, followed by extremely slow fermentation in the harshest winter conditions. A long ageing process over a number of years in large oak casks gives the wine its extraordinary balance, which is so stable that it maintains its remarkable organoleptic qualities intact for many many years.
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Our wine has always been a reflection of the personality of the men and women who have made, and continue today to make Bertani an unmistakable wine with its own unique features, and a strong temperament that is the result of our historic vocation and our authentic and innovative know-how
I agree with Wine.com's review. The bouquet was very rich full of dried fruit and spices. It reminded me of a berry fruitcake! The best part was how full and smooth this wine was in the mouth. Nice finish. This was a unique experience to taste something so bold yet so smooth!
Bright red cherry and raspberry notes abound with some very nice balanced acidity. Subtle dark fruit with elegant, soft oak.
The unique aging process on this bottle is evident throughout the tasting. Smells of deep black cherry lead to a nicely fruited wine with great balance and flavor.
External Reviews for Amarone Classico Bertani
Amarone della Valpolicella 2004 - 93 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Aged in traditional oak casks for six long years, Bertani’s beautiful 2004 Amarone delivers the best of Valpolicella. It shows beautiful complexity and elegance that is articulated by tobacco, brown sugar, cassis and sweet tobacco flavors. There’s substance and length on the close with a delicately smoky aftertaste.
Amarone della Valpolicella 2004 - Tre Bicchieri, Gambero Rosso/
Robert Parker 92 Points The Tedeschi family has dedicated its energy and enthusiasm to growing and producing wine in Valpolicella for many generations. They first purchased vineyards in the area in 1630. Today the Tedeschi family manages 74 hectares of vineyards, of which 29 hectares are family owned. Although Tedeschi is considered one of the top producers of Amarone and Recioto wines, the family has never rested on its laurels, continually striving to improve the structure of the wine by keeping the vines’ yields low. They produce four distinct ranges: Linea Classica; Valpolicella, Amarone and Recioto, and Linea Fabriseria Awards from national and international competitions are testimony to the family’s uninterrupted search for refinement. Grapes : 30% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 30% Corvinone, 10% Molinara Region : Italy / Pedemonte / Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC Notes : Deep red colour, this wine has a full bouquet showing vanilla and sweet fruits with a velvety mouthfeel and rich, raisiny flavours. Ageing : 3 years in Slavonian oak barrels followed by a further 6 months in bottle prior to release. Serve : At 16-18C with a combination of red meats and cheese. ABV : 15%
Amarone della Valpolicella 2004 - 94 points, Wine Advocate/ The 2004 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is flat-out gorgeous...The 2004 is a superb, elegant Amarone graced with expressive dark red fruit, flowers, tobacco and spices, all supported by finessed, silky tannins. Sweet roses, tar and licorice are woven into the layered, sublime finish. Deceptively medium in body, the 2004 has the stuffing to age well for decades.
Amarone della Valpolicella 2003 - 93 points, Wine Spectator/ This traditional style delivers base notes of smoke and sweet earth, joined by focused flavors of dried cherry, walnut, date, star anise and a hint of rich treacle. Displays lovely balance, supple tannins and a fresh, herb- and mineral-tinged finish.
Amarone 2003 - 91 points, Wine Advocate/ The 2003 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a big, enveloping wine loaded with wild cherries, licorice, new leather and dried flowers, not to mention considerable personality...the 2003 should continue to drink well for at least a handful of years. Ideally the wine is best paired with hearty dishes.
Amarone 1975 - Quarterly Review of Wines/ Composed, elegant, and evolving beautifully...mark[s] the transition from the dominance of youthful fruit to the emergence of Amarone's wonderfully comples and dark mature flavors.