Bertani

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

9.2417 ratings
9.274 pro ratings
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Tomato-Based, Asian Cuisine, Mushrooms, Pork, Fish, Salads & Greens
Top Notes For
Matt Trader

Holy cow... 30 years and this wine is incredible! It hadn't lost ANYTHING. The fruit was gorgeous - velvety Luxardo cherry reduction, gravel mineral tones, fresh flowers on the nose, dried prunes.. they don't make wine like this in Valpolicella anymore I can tell you that much. This wine in the vintage could go to 40 or 50 years of age.

Holy cow... 30 years and this wine is incredible! It hadn't lost ANYTHING. The fruit was gorgeous - velvety Luxardo cherry reduction, gravel mineral tones, fresh flowers on the nose, dried prunes.. they don't make wine like this in Valpolicella anymore I can tell you that much. This wine in the vintage could go to 40 or 50 years of age.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Amazing. Very young and great.

Amazing. Very young and great.

Jun 25th, 2018
Mark Oldman

TAR?! 🌋You mean that pungent asphalty, road-paving smell?...in WINE?! 😱 Yes, certain types of wine - such as some #Rhone reds, #Barolo, and #Amarone -can show subtle scents of tar. Many grape nuts like me relish 🙏 the aroma, especially when its minerally essence mingles with black fruit, flowers, and spice, like it does in this rich, powerful '07 Cantine #Bertani Amarone. So good I may report it to the (paved) Highway Patrol. 🚔

TAR?! 🌋You mean that pungent asphalty, road-paving smell?...in WINE?! 😱 Yes, certain types of wine - such as some #Rhone reds, #Barolo, and #Amarone -can show subtle scents of tar. Many grape nuts like me relish 🙏 the aroma, especially when its minerally essence mingles with black fruit, flowers, and spice, like it does in this rich, powerful '07 Cantine #Bertani Amarone. So good I may report it to the (paved) Highway Patrol. 🚔

Feb 27th, 2018
Aaron Means

Quite balanced and not the overripe alcoholic juice bombs a lot of Amarone's aspire to. Quite elegant, with a medicinal herb finish. Distinct. Tasting it young surprises me that this can age so long as I've had vintages going back to the 60's & 70's.

Quite balanced and not the overripe alcoholic juice bombs a lot of Amarone's aspire to. Quite elegant, with a medicinal herb finish. Distinct. Tasting it young surprises me that this can age so long as I've had vintages going back to the 60's & 70's.

Oct 10th, 2017
Rory Post

Huge fan

Huge fan

3 people found it helpfulJul 10th, 2014
Christoffer Backman

Opens up wonderful

Opens up wonderful

3 people found it helpfulOct 25th, 2013
Brandie Elizaitis

Nice complexity in flavor. High acidity helps balance the high alcohol. Will continue to gain complexity

Nice complexity in flavor. High acidity helps balance the high alcohol. Will continue to gain complexity

2 people found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2014
Karina Cisneros

Amazing nose, great palette but a little thin on the finish. Needs about 5 more years.

Amazing nose, great palette but a little thin on the finish. Needs about 5 more years.

2 people found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2013
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.6

Characteristic juxtaposition of marginally ripe grapes and full, richness from drying the grapes.

Characteristic juxtaposition of marginally ripe grapes and full, richness from drying the grapes.

2 people found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2013
Thomas Hughes

I've had this bottle multiple times over many vintages. It is my favorite Amarone and a wine that I go to when I'm looking for an amazing non traditional red wine. It's label is a work of art. Decant for at least 30 minutes then enjoy a syrupy nectar that will enhance any evening. Especially with great friend. Cheers!!

I've had this bottle multiple times over many vintages. It is my favorite Amarone and a wine that I go to when I'm looking for an amazing non traditional red wine. It's label is a work of art. Decant for at least 30 minutes then enjoy a syrupy nectar that will enhance any evening. Especially with great friend. Cheers!!

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2015