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2009 Bellini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Light label condition issue

ITEM 7954065 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I7961793 1 $26 Sep 26, 2021
I7937772 1 $34 Aug 29, 2021
I7924941 5 $30 Aug 22, 2021
I7925000 1 $30 Aug 15, 2021
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RATINGS

90Wine Spectator

Rich accents of smoke and mineral waft...refreshing acidity, fine tannins and a subtle array of grilled plum, date, dried thyme and fennel seed notes.

REGION

Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, usually called simply Amarone, was awarded its prestigious DOCG appellation status in 2009. Though lush, high alcohol content red wines have been made in the Veneto since the ancient Greeks settled there, the popularity of Amarone over the last few decades has resulted in international demand for the wine. Amarone is typically made from 45% to 95% Corvina, blended with Rondinella and other indigenous grapes. The blend is essentially the same as for Valpolicella, but Amarone is made from dried grapes, which gives it a rich, viscous quality and an alcohol content between 14% and 20%. Though Amarone is a dry wine, there is a sweet version called Recioto della Valpolicella. The recioto style wines are included in the DOCG, and the word “ripasso” on label usually indicates the sweeter style.