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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.

2002 Romano Dal Forno Amarone della Valpolicella Vigneto Monte Lodoletta

1.5ltr

WA  94   
WS  92   

1964 Bertani Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone Classico Superiore

5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1964 Bertani Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone Classico Superiore

4 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1998 Tommaso Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico B.G

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  91   

2007 Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Campolongo di Torbe

Light writing on label

WS  93   
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1983 Allegrini Amarone Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Superiore

1975 Tommasi Viticoltori Amarone Recioto della Valpolicella Classico

Light capsule condition issue; 3 cm ullage; light label condition issue

2003 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

WS  91   
WA  90   
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1981 Sartori Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone Classico Superiore

Light capsule condition issue; 3.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

2008 Monte Faustino Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Light label condition issue; light writing on label

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2008 Monte Faustino Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Light writing on label

2010 Giuseppe Lonardi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

2010 Pra Amarone della Valpolicella

Light writing on label

2014 Guerrieri Rizzardi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 3 Cru

2003 Zonin Amarone della Valpolicella

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; 4.5 cm ullage

WE  90