Corte Sant Alda Corvina Blend Valpolicella Classico Superiore Mithas 2004
Marinella's finest wine, drawn predominantly from the single 'Macie' vineyard,fermented in large oak and aged for three years in 1500 litre french oak, thestunning 2004 shows both richness as well as precision. The nose evokes a richbrew of rum and raisin chocolate, and of herbs, while the palate is stunninglypure as well as decadent, seductively textured, finely wrapped for another 10years ageing, so best drunk from 2010 till 2020. Try with goose. (David Berry Green, BBR Buyer)
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This is an inky, black Amarone that is redolent of black fruit, plum, BBQ sauce, root beer and mesquite smoke. Pair this wine with thick beef ragout over oven roasted pasta or game dishes. The wine is sticky and ripe in the mouth with firm tannins. The 2004 Amarone della Valpolicella is a sumptuous, richly-textured wine imbued with notable class in its layers of ripe dark fruit. Despite its depth and richness, the wine shows notable clarity. The style is quite concentrated but the level of sweetness is restrained. Pretty notes of cocoa, espresso and tobacco linger on the long finish.
The estate's top of the line 2004 Amarone della Valpolicella Mithas is another explosive, full-throttle wine. Still quite primary, this powerful Amarone exudes masses of dark fruit intermingled with mint, smoke and sweet French oak. Today the wine remains incredibly tightly wound, but there is notable opulence, and the only thing this Amarone needs is a few years in bottle which will allow its inner sweetness to emerge.