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2009 Tommaso Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

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March 10, 2024 - $62

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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

A mouthwatering red, with a sense of finesse to the integrated layers of juicy baked cherry and plum fruit, fig paste, wild herb and tarry mineral, all set on a refined and supple tannic frame. Complex and long,

92The Wine Advocate

Opens to warm tones of baking spice, ripe fruit, prune, cherry liqueur and cigar box. ...boasts high levels of aromatic intensity and bold flavor extraction. There's nothing subtle about this big red wine made with air-dried grapes.

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.