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2013 Roccolo Grassi Amarone della Valpolicella

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December 3, 2023 - $46



95The Wine Advocate

...remains quite fresh and buoyant throughout...very classic expression...with plenty of soft and sweet fruit...

91Wine Spectator

This medium- to full-bodied red offers savory grilled herb, smoke and olive notes layered with sweet sun-dried cherry and prune flavors. Balanced, with a chewy finish.


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.