2012

Amarone della Valpolicella Conte di Valle Palazzo Maffei DOC

Rondinella, Corvina, Molinara

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CHF 35.55
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Wine information

Grape

Rondinella, Corvina, Molinara

Producer

Palazzo Maffei

Vintage

2012

Goes well with

Substantial wild game dishes, pâtés and terrines

Degustation notes

Light garnet red, a complex bouquet of plum, blackberry jam, elderberry syrup, cinnamon, clove and caramel on the nose, huge concentration in the mouth, a powerful wine with silky tannins, very aromatic with a finish that fans out like a peacock's tail. Monumental.

Special notes

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 in the Valpolicella Classico appellation area. 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 appellation area, in Veneto, the best grapes, when they arenot rotting, are dried under the roof on trellises for two to four months (this process is called appassimento in Italian or passerillage), constantly turned, so they lose between a third and a half of their weight, they are pressed when almost as dry as raisins. The grapes' loss of water content densifies the extracts 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, to the point that a typical Amarone combines both sweetness and bitterness.

Alcohol content

16.0%

Drinking temperature

16-18°C

Optimum maturity

2021-2022

Original packaging

Box of 6

Stopper

Natural cork

Finishing process

Oak cask 225 l

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Ratings

Average rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 11 ratings and 5 reviews

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2011)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

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  • from on (Rated vintage: 2011)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Questo Amarone è veramente molto buono: corposo e forte come piace a me . Ideale con piatti di carne di alto livello.

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2011)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Vin de première qualité !

  • from on
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Excellent

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    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

  • from on
    Average rating: 2.0 of 5 2.0

    Leider nicht sooo gut .. Der Jahrgang verspricht eigentlich viel, aber leider hat mich dieser Amarone nicht überzeugt. Schade ... sehr unrund. Ich bestelle diesen Amarone nicht wieder.

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2010)
    Average rating: 4.0 of 5 4.0

    Guter Meditationswein , mit viel Alkoholgehalt, passt aber alles zusammen

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2010)
    Average rating: 1.0 of 5 1.0

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2010)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0