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2004 Le Salette Amarone della Valpolicella Classico La Marega

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July 7, 2024 - $31

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91Vinous / IWC

...possesses terrific energy and focus as it opens up on the glass, revealing a gorgeous core of perfumed fruit.

91Wine Enthusiast

La Marega is a ripe and juicy wine with fruity aromas of red cherry, apple, cedar and exotic spice, ranging from nutmeg to cardamom. The blend is unusual too with Corvina, Rondinella, Croatina, Dindarella and Sangiovese. Deep, dark concentration rolls over the palate with beautiful intensity and succulence.

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.