2011 Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Year: 2011
Appellation: Veneto
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
James Suckling: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Price :
$59.95

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"A lovely, harmonious red, with plump and juicy dried cherry and strawberry fruit, abundant aromatic spice and herb notes, and accents of graphite, mocha, mineral and licorice. This really sings on the palate and keeps on chiming on the supple finish. Drink now through 2026. 10,000 cases made. –AN" (WS)

"Lots of raisin and sultana aromas with hints of figs. Full body with soft, silky tannins. Lots of new wood too. A modern, intense red. More new wood than in the past but shows lots of fruit as always. Wait and see: Try in 2016." (JS)

"Full-bodied and firmly structured, this offers aromas of dark cherry, mocha, blue flower and a whiff of exotic spice. The concentrated palate doles out black cherry, raspberry jam, raisin, chocolate and baking spice alongside velvety tannins. Drink 2017–2023." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Wine Description:
Made from dried Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Oseleta grapes using the thousand year old technique of appassimento: after being harvested, the grapes are left to dry for three to four months. Amarone is an extremely important wine in Italian viticulture, a unique and unrepeatable symbol of the Valpolicella region.

Tasting Notes:
A well structured, complex, elegant, and velvety wine, with intense ruby red color. It has a warm and spicy bouquet, with aromas of raisins. This wine is traditionally consumed with game, roasted and grilled meats, casseroles, and well matured cheeses. Excellent with hearty dishes and perfectly suited for drinking with Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. This wine can age for 20 years.