Opens up so nicely. Red dates, iron, cloves. Structured , moderate tannins with a vanilla finish — 8 days ago
Funky rose, super easy to drink — 4 months ago
Amarone della Valpolicella is known as a deeply-hued, intense, dry (to off-dry) wine produced via the ‘appassimento’ method in Valpolicella region of Veneto, Italy, whereby the grapes are laid out to dry indoors for weeks to months following harvest.
As the grapes dry, they begin to shrivel due to the evaporation of water from within. This concentrates other components of the grape (such as the sugar and aromas / flavors) and increases the % of skin relative to remaining pulp (skin primarily contributes color, tannin, aroma/flavor).
The partly-shriveled grapes are gently pressed and slowly fermented. The resulting wine is matured at least 2 years in oak before release.
Why do winemakers do this? Primarily to enhance complexity, color / aromatic concentration, body, and produce an overall higher-octane wine.
This particular wine comes from the Amarone della Valpolicella Classico subzone, which is known for producing more elegant and aromatic expressions. We’re definitely picking up on that with this beauty! It’s made with the Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara varieties.
This wine is deep ruby. It has ripe, juicy aromas and flavors of black cherry, black currant, stewed plum, violet, anise, resin, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark chocolate, espresso, sweet tobacco, and leather. It’s structured and offers a long finish. The fruit, acidity, alcohol, and tannins strike a wonderful balance. Yum!
Masi, Costasera, Amarone Classico, Vintage 2015, ABV 15%. — 2 months ago
A blend of 75% Corvina, 20% Rondinella & 5% Molinara, deep Ruby with distinctive raisiny berry fruit flavors and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and strawberry with vanilla spice, nicely balanced with soft and smooth warming tannins on a long finish ending with fruit, licorice and tobacco. Can age well. Nice! — 5 months ago
6 bottiglie, 8€/bott da Signorvino comprandone 6 — a month ago
Masi Campifiorin Rosso Veronese 2011: Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Good balance and pleasant texture. Juicy dark fruits. Raspberry. Plum. Dried fruit & herbs. Leather. Oak. Spice. Soft lingering finish. All in all, a lovely Ripasso-style (made of dried grapes) rosso wine consisting of Corvina, Rondinella & Molinara grapes. Paired nicely with the different Argentine empanadas. Great weekend to all! Cheers🍷 — 2 months ago
Wonderful blackberry aroma, pepper and cherry. — 3 months ago
Brutalno vino — 5 months ago