2006 Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 375 ml

Year: 2006
Appellation: Veneto
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 94
Red Wine
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"Interesting aromas of dark chocolate, coffee bean and very ripe fruit follow through to a full body, with firm tannins and a finish of sweet fruit and treacle tart. A tight style. Needs time to soften and open. Best after 2012. " (WS)

"The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is the finest young vintage I have ever tasted of this wine. The 2006 is a beautifully balanced Amarone with great intensity in its dark fruit and the accompanying structure to support many years of cellaring. Hints of smoke, tar, licorice and incense linger on the tightly wound finish. The freshness, clarity and vibrancy are first-class. This is an exquisite Amarone from Allegrini. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Wine Description
Made from dried Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Oseleta grapes using the thousandyearold 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 wellstructured, 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 MiddleEastern dishes. This wine can age for 20 years.