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2012 Le Salette Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Pergole Vece

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8286910 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$70
Item Sold Amount Date
I8351272 1 $60 Jul 31, 2022
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93Wine Enthusiast

Mature black-skinned fruit, raisin, crushed purple flower and baking spice are some of the aromas... The chewy full-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, black currant, ground pepper and pipe tobacco alongside firm velvety tannins. An espresso note closes the lingering finish.

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.