2018 Antiche Terre Amarone
2018 Antiche Terre Amarone A bouquet of Chocolate, mocha, fig. Rich, intense, plum and cherry with hints of raspberry, cranberry, raisin, fig, mocha, balanced by French oak spices, followed by an aromatic lingering aftertaste.
Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello di Montalcino, Amarone della Valpolicella. It’s not difficult to pick out the black sheep of Italy’s iconic reds. A gentle giant of sorts, Amarone counts among the most peculiar and polarizing of the world’s collectible wines—sometimes monolithic, sometimes elegant, and often deceptively both. Amarone is some of the most expensive red wine in the world, mainly because of its means of production. The appassimento method entails harvesting Amarone’s grapes (Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara) and wind drying them for up to 120 days, resulting in a raisin-like grape, eliminating 30-50% of the grapes’ total weight. Today’s wine breaks the mold, the 2018 Antiche Terre Amarone is real deal Amarone without the price tag, yours for under $30 a bottle, 90pts by Suckling. The wine has great concentration and opulence, spectacular with a supple easy melt away finish. The history of Antiche Terre Venete dates back to the early 1900s with Vittorio Sancassasi cultivating vineyards and olive trees on his land. Located in the Sezano area very close to Verona, the winery is embraced by the natural wide valley surrounded by terraced vineyards. Amarone is a laborious wine to make they are rightfully expensive, at the price this opens us all up to their greatness.