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This rich red wine hails from Valpolicella in the Veneto region of north-eastern Italy. Traditionally, Amarone is made from only three approved grape varieties—Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella. To prepare the grapes, winemakers use a process known as ‘apassimento’, an Italian term for drying the harvested grapes for up to several months to concentrate the sugars and flavor. Amarone is known for its full-body, strong flavor, and high alcohol percentage. Some speculate Amarone’s creation to date back to Ancient Rome, as this powerful red would have slaked the Roman’s thirst for highly alcoholic wine.
Our Italian Amarone has an immersed dark fruit essence of black cherry and plum backed up by notes of chocolate and a moderate oak character. Full-bodied and dry with an alcohol content of 13.5% by volume.
The VineCo Estate Amarone is best enjoyed over a hearty meal of red steak or venison with good company, or as an after-dinner treat paired with heartfelt conversation with that special someone. Not to be poured on any occasion, but savored as a delicious moment.
Amarone Style, Italy
Black cherry, plum and chocolate
Kit Volume: 10 L
Approximate Yield: 23 L
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks
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