Terroir: The Santi Amarone is sourced from estate vineyards spread across multiple terroirs of the Valpolicella region.
Vinification: Only the ripest recie (ears) of the grape clusters are harvested when full ripeness is achieved in late October. Immediately following harvest the clusters are dried under shelter in flat wood crates until late January of the following year, greatly increasing natural sugar content and concentration. The dried grapes produce a powerful wine with marvelous flavor which is aged up to three years in Allier and Slovenian oak casks prior to release.
The 2011 Amarone is deep garnet red in color showing intense dry grapes and plums with hints of spices (cloves and cinnamon) cherry jam and iris. Toasted almonds complete the finish.
Score: 89 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
This opens with aromas of forest floor, mature dark-skinned fruit and leather. The hearty palate offers raisin, dried black currant, clove and tobacco alongside rightly wound tannins that leave a firm finish.
Ah, Amarone, there is no other wine quite like it. Santi harvests the grapes when they reach full ripeness and then dries them for about 3 months to increase the sugar content and concentration of flavors. Amarone is by nature a rich and intense wine but Santi Amarone also displays grace and vibrancy. A blend of Corvina (65%), Rondinella (30%), and Molinara (5%), Santi Amarone cloaks the palate with velvety flavors of plums, figs, cinnamon, cloves, and a touch of toasted almonds. A perfect wine to pair with rich roasts & meats and to share with someone special on a chilly night.
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