2013

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Palazzo Maffei

Rondinella, Molinara, Corvina

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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: 4.5 of 5 107 ratings and 31 reviews

  • from on
    Average rating: 4.0 of 5 4.0

    Preisleistung super!

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2013)
    Average rating: 1.0 of 5 1.0

    Schlechter Wein - Dieser Wein ist eine Beleidigung für jeden echten Amarone

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2013)
    Average rating: 1.0 of 5 1.0

    Schlechter Wein. - Dieser Wein ist eine Beleidigung für jeden echten Amarone

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2013)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    wir lieben diesen Wein , immer bei besonderen Anlässen gibt es diesen

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2013)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Nous le buvons depuis 2-3 ans. Avons toujours été pleinement satisfaits. Convient admirablement avec de la viande ou simplement avec quelques snacks salés.

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2013)
    Average rating: 4.0 of 5 4.0

    Sehr gut Produkt

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2013)
    Average rating: 3.0 of 5 3.0

    Guter Wein, allerdings habe ich bei ca. jeder zweiten Flasche Pech und er korkt!

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2013)
    Average rating: 4.0 of 5 4.0

    Très bon !

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2013)
    Average rating: 4.0 of 5 4.0

    Amarone, the Best of Italy :)

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2013)
    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.