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2011 Sant' Antonio Amarone della Valpolicella Campo dei Gigli

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ITEM 8284143 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8330971 1 $51 Jul 17, 2022
I8284142 4 $55 Jun 26, 2022
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RATINGS

93James Suckling

Extremely refined and polished with cherry and plum character. Hints of orange peel. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Precise red.

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.