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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.

1971 Bertani Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone Classico Superiore

Light capsule condition issue; 4.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1980 Bertani Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone Classico Superiore

Label condition issue

1988 Bertani Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone Classico Superiore

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1995 Tommaso Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Alto T.B

Lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

RP  92   

1977 Masi Amarone Recioto della Valpolicella Classico

5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

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1974 Allegrini Amarone Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Superiore

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill or better; light label condition issue

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1980 Bolla Amarone Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone Classico

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

2009 Sartori Estate Collection Amarone Della Valpolicella

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1994 Luigi Righetti Amarone della Valpolicella Capitel de Roari

Base neck fill; light label condition issue

2007 Giuseppe Lonardi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Light label condition issue

2015 Recchia Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

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1969 Santa Sofia Amarone Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Superiore

Light label condition issue

1973 Santa Sofia Amarone Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Superiore

Light capsule condition issue; 4.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1999 Giacomo Montresor Amarone della Valpolicella

Light capsule condition issue; 4.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1974 Martino Biscardo Recioto Amarone della Valpolicella

Light label condition issue

2003 Zonin Amarone della Valpolicella

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

WE  90