Cesari Amarone 2003
Situated in the North-east, stretching between Verona and Venice, Veneto produces the largest volume of DOC wines in Italy. Much of these come from the province of Verona which is famous for both Soave and Valpolicella. Perhaps the greatest wine of the region is the Amarone della Valpolicella, made from semi-dried grapes, giving a wine that is intense, long and rich with a high alcohol content. The region is also becoming well-known for its range of varietal wines, of which Cesari produce some excellent examples.
Maybe its the food and company I usually have when I am drinking Amarone, but I truly love this style of wine. Big, intense and robust. Cesari Amarone is complex with flavors of fruit that lingers and warms (both mouth and spirit). Most people expect this style to be overly sweet since its made with grapes that have been dried for several months (like raisons) but since they ferment most of the sugar out it is suprisingly dry. Try this wine with pepata di cozze e vongole (mussles and clams in tomato and garlic) or a garganelli with prosciutto and vodka sauce. Mmmm, I'm in heaven.
deep, dark, chocolate. velvety smooth w/ nothing but balanced low notes throughout. rich, luxurious and lengthy finish. this is simply wonderful.
an excellent amarone, w/ good balance and fine finish. ripe dark berries, currant, cassis, vanilla.
Sorry to have to write this but I used to buy Cesari when the bottle had a crooked neck $9.99 a btl. 5 years later they straightened out the neck and started charging 50.00 a bottle!! Same wine!!!!
First time buyer of this wine. I was very suprised with the wines subtey. very food friendly and a great finish.Areal find after I have stipped drinking Calif. alcohal fruit bombs.