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Corte Adami Amarone Della Valpolicella 2016


Corte Adami Amarone Della Valpolicella displays ripe cherry fruit, exotic oriental spices, cocoa, liquorice and floral aromas. The palate is powerful yet graceful and elegant, showing lovely harmony between its rich fruit, its tannic and acidic structure, its alcohol and its slightly viscous mouthfeel. The word Amarone is derived from the word amaro - "bitter" - and the long, dry finish reveals the traditional notes of bitter cherry that gave rise to the name. A wine to relish with your nearest and dearest.

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Subregion: Valpolicella
Vintage: 2016
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
ABV: 15.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Full and rich
Drink With: Good conversation and pieces of aged Parmigiano-Reggiano

Amarone is referred to by the Italians as a “vino di meditazione” - a meditation wine, a wine to converse over and to set the world to rights with after a meal. That being said, the newer, drier styles of these passito (dried grape) wines are really rather food friendly and can be served alongside a meal and not just afterwards.

From 45 year old vines, grown on the Adami family’s Mezzomonte estate in Ferrazze, comes this modern Amarone blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella. The grapes are dried for 4 months before fermentation begins, giving the wine exceptional concentration and depth.

Wine Advocate Robert Parker 91 points - Gilbert et Gaillard 95 points