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1999 Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

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March 10, 2024 - $66



*****Decanter Magazine (stars)

Hot on the nose. Seductive silky black juicy fruit; savoury black cherry and tobacco with spice on the palate.

95The Wine Advocate

...full & voluminous flavors, broad & warmly alcoholic with abundant super-ripe fruit and notes of chocolate, solid but voluptuous and extremely long...

93Wine Spectator

A modern style of Amarone, with densely packed plum and berry on the nose, with light licorice and eucalyptus notes. Full-bodied and tight, with a core of crushed black fruit, frim tannins and a long, minerally 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.