2015

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

2015

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

2020-2022

Original packaging

Box of 6

Stopper

Natural cork

Finishing process

Oak cask 225 l

Supplier

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Ratings

Average rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 127 ratings and 43 reviews

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2015)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Sehr leckerer Wein

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2015)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Superfeiner Amarone! 1A!

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2016)
    Average rating: 4.0 of 5 4.0

    Gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2015)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Super Wein!

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2015)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Top Wein für kräftige Fleischgerichte

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2015)
    Average rating: 4.0 of 5 4.0

    Smooth and elegant, worth trying

  • from on
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Ein Wort: TOP - null

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2015)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

  • from on
    Average rating: 3.0 of 5 3.0

    Ist ok, aber nicht speziell für den Preis - Leider ein Massenprodukt geworden und für den Preis kaufe ich besseren Wein als diesen. Schade.

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    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0