2013

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Palazzo Maffei

Rondinella, Molinara, Corvina

Price
CHF 18.70
Price per 10
2.49/10cl
Save CHF 6.25 with a 25% discount (was CHF 24.95)

Wine information

Region

Venetien, Italy

Grape

Rondinella, Molinara, Corvina

Producer

Palazzo Maffei

Vintage

2013

Goes well with

Braised beef medallions with mashed potatoes, Café de Paris beef fillet

Degustation notes

Dark ruby red, typical berry aromas of stewed cherries and blackberries on the nose in addition to spicy peppery notes, a fresh, full-bodied Amarone with a fleshy fruitiness, well-rounded and smooth with soft tannins. Its strong structure and impressive balance comes from being matured for 24 months in small barrels.

Special notes

This wine has aged for two years in oak barrels. The vineyard thrives in clay and limestone soils. Amarone is an red Italian DOC wine made from dried Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes. This is the Recioto variant that is vinified dry and grown on the Valpolicella Classico vineyards. Legend has it that Amarone was born in 1930 as a result of the carelessness of a chai employee, that forgot about a barrel of Recioto. Amarone is obtained from a concentrate - of natural production - the reason for its concentrated aroma and taste. In the Valpolicella vineyards, in Veneto, the best grapes, when they are not rotting, are dried under the roof on trellises for two to four months (this process is called "appassimento"" in Italian or straw wine), constantly turned, so they lose between a third and a half of their weight, they are pressed when almost as dry as raisins. Once the grapes have lost most of their water, the extracts densify forming intense combinations. Ideally, the result is creamy but not too sweet, wines with a variety of flower aromas, herbs, blackberries, cherries, or dried plums. Their delicately fruity flavour is balanced by strong, vigorous tannins, tothe point that a typical Amarone combines both sweetness and bitterness.

Alcohol content

15.0%

Drinking temperature

16 - 18°C

Optimum maturity

2017-2020

Original packaging

Box of 6

Stopper

Natural cork

Finishing process

Oak cask 225 l

Ratings

Average rating: 4.0 of 5 16 ratings and 8 reviews

  • from on
    Average rating: 4.0 of 5 4.0

    Très bon !

  • from on
    Average rating: 4.0 of 5 4.0

    Amarone, the Best of Italy :)

  • from on
    Average rating: 2.0 of 5 2.0

    2012 - er Jahrgang unausgewogen, sonst feiner Wein - Wir haben schon zahlreiche Jahrgänge dieses wunderbaren Amarone genossen. Aber der 2012-er ist unausgewogen, sauer, unbefriedigend. Unerklärlich, denn auch der 2013-er ist wieder besser.

  • from on
    Average rating: 1.0 of 5 1.0

    Amarone mit zu vielen Sternen - Zu säuerlich oder ganz einfach sauer. Darf nicht sein in dieser Preisklasse! Drinke Jg 2009. Hat noch frech das Decanter Gold-Label drauf. Korkverschluss I.O.

  • from on
    Average rating: 3.0 of 5 3.0

    Verspricht mehr als er hält - Ist einfach nicht mein Geschmack er ist mir zu säuerlich.

  • from on
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Sehr aromatischer Rotwein. Passt zu den meisten Gerichten. Gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis.

  • from on
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Sehr gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

  • from on
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Amarone - Sehr guter, ausgewwogener Amarone, der nicht nur zu gebratenem Fleisch oder edlem Käse passt, sondern sich ebenso gut allein in fröhlicher Runde trinklen lässt.