2011

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Palazzo Maffei

Molinara, Corvina, Rondinella

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Wine information

Region

Venetien, Italy

Grape

Molinara, Corvina, Rondinella

Producer

Palazzo Maffei

Vintage

2011

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

2017-2018

Original packaging

Box of 6

Stopper

Natural cork

Finishing process

Large wooden cask

Ratings

Average rating: 4.5 of 5 37 ratings and 8 reviews

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    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    bloody amazing - Just wow

  • from on
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Sehr guter Wein - Ist einer meiner lieblings Weine!

  • from on
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Guter Amarone - Ausgezeichnetes Preis- Leistungsverhältnis

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    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Moet & Chandon brut - Sehr geehrtes Coop-Team

    Bis jetzt habe ich bei Ihnen noch nie etwas zu beanstanden gehabt. Auch die bereits gekauften und ausprobierten Weine sind einfach hervorragend.

  • from on
    Average rating: 3.0 of 5 3.0

    Bewerter Jahrgang 2011 - Der Wein ist gut, hat sich noch nicht entfaltet in den Aromen. Erwarte, dass er in zwei - drei Jahre dies nachholen wird. Die Anzeichen dazu hat er.

  • from on
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    einfach super - Dieser Wein passt zu jeder wichtigen Angelegenheit. Kann man nur weiterempfehlen!

  • from on
    Average rating: 4.0 of 5 4.0

    Mag diesen Amarone sehr! - Trinke diesen Amarone oft und mag ihn gerne. Auch zu empfehlen der dazugehörige Ripasso.

  • from on
    Average rating: 4.0 of 5 4.0

    Geniesser - Sehr gutes Preis-/Qualitätsverhältnis! Da stimmt Preis und Qualität!