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2013 Tenuta Santa Maria Alla Pieve Verona Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva

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April 9, 2023 - $61



95Vinous / IWC

...manages to deliver all of the richness, opulence and dark intense fruit... Blackberries, currants, cinnamon, clove, cedar and mocha create an initially intense burst of aromatics...textures here are elegance personified, as wave after wave of silken ripe red fruits and spices washes across the palate, all guided by juicy acids that create a pure and high-energy expression. Notions of tart cherry, licorice, bitters and baker’s chocolate linger for well over a minute.

94James Suckling

The dried fruit and spices, as well as figs, are very persuasive and attractive. Full body. Round and soft tannins with delicious fruit and a savory, fruity finish. All in reserve and balance.

91Wine Spectator

There's a bright, almost tangy quality to the dried cranberry and steeped strawberry fruit displayed in this dense and creamy medium- to full-bodied red. Taut tannins provide additional definition while accents of Earl Grey tea leaf, spice box and mineral gain momentum on the finish.

91Wine Enthusiast

This opens with aromas of violet, cooking spices and underbrush. The firm, brawny palate shows dried black cherry, star anise and black pepper alongside polished tannins.


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.