• Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2016

      Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2016

      Generous, seductive and very complex bouquet of cherries, plums, spices and other aromas. The taste of the "Vigneti Vallata di Marano" is above all captivating for its elegance and length. A beautiful Amarone, in which strength and concentration go together harmoniously. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This shows real purity of fruit with dense and dark berries, coffee and bitter chocolate. Full and powerful." James Suckling

      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 30% Corvina, 35% Rondinella, 35% Corvinone
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months 30/70 barrique/wood barrel
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 96 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Selezione Antonio Castagnedi" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2016

      “Selezione Antonio Castagnedi” Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2016

      Every year Amarone Selezione Antonio Castagnedi delivers high quality for its price: a variety of aromas of violet, graphite, black cherry and minerals and a lively, structured, down-to-earth style. This richness and its depth make it the perfect companion for winter cuisine. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 45,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 108 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Food Recommendations: warm starters with truffle
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      26,22 €
    • "3 Cru" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

      “3 Cru” Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

      The youngest scion of the Amarone family of Guerrieri Rizzardi comes from three cru sites in the municipality of Negrar, including the best vineyard Calcarole. The grapes are dried in the drying rooms of Pojega for 3-5 months without any technical aids. 3 Cru is earlier accessible than Villa Rizzardi or Calcarole and offers complex aromas of dark fruit with a very pleasant sweet spice on the palate. Fresh and lively, it glides with a lot of character into a respectable finish. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2013 vintage received the following awards:

      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Barbera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months barrique / oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 16,00 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 5,66 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 9,40 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,89
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Food Recommendations: stews and casseroles with beef
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      26,81 €
    • "Marne 180" Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2016

      “Marne 180” Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2016

      The name says it all: Marne means marl soil on which the vines for this magnificent Amarone grow. They are at least 20 years old and lie in an ideal 180° direction - from south-west to south-east. Rich, dense colour, compact bouquet with intense aromas of plum, green tea and tobacco, with a fine chocolate note in the background. The powerful body changes on the palate into a dynamic taste experience with sweet fruit melt, firm tannin and long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "There's a sense of finesse to this concentrated red, with the fine tannins providing a plush frame for well-knit flavors of ripe red and black currant, wild sage, red licorice and graphite-laced mineral that linger on the mouthwatering finish." Wine Spectator

      "The flashy dark fruit here is impressive and captivates while running through various shades of dark licorice, dark cherries and dark plums. Hints of tee-tree and eucalyptus oil. Full-bodied and plush, yet tightly woven and rather savory. This is a delicious Amarone with a powerful, chewy backbone of tannins. Drink from 2023." James Suckling

      "Referring to the marly soil and 180-degree exposure, Tedeschi's Marne 180 is crafted from the estate's hillside vineyards in eastern Valpolicella. Besides the requisite Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella, it includes a handful of lesser-known grape varieties indigenous to the zone - like Negrara, Rossignola, Forselina and Croatina. An exuberant Amarone that is youthful and clean, this has aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and mint which tumble out of the glass then give way to pure dark cherry and sandalwood. Full, rich and luscious, it has smooth, caressing tannins and bright acid to refresh, lingering with plum and dried violet. This epitomises the vibrancy of the 2016 vintage." Decanter

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Decanter :95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 35% Corvina, 35% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 10% Rossignola, Oseleta, Negrara, Dindarella
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 16,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 37,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 68 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Food Recommendations: red meat and mature cheeses
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29,15 €
    • Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena DOCG 2017

      Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena DOCG 2017

      Impeccable Amarone from the Valpantena subzone with a promising bouquet of dark cherries, sweet spices and earthiness. Continuous and complex on the palate with an elegant finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Decanter :95 points / gold medal
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Corvina, 20% Rondinella
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,58 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 110 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,51
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

      Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

      Zenatos Amarone is all about elegance, with the ripe fruit at the centre of the inviting bouquet with light tones of aromatic herbs. The palate reveals its overripe power and warm, expansive flavour. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Heady, ripe red fruit nose. Pleasing sweetness of Morello cherry on palate, with notes of mocha and chocolate. Persistent finish." Decanter

      "While this is heady and spicy, it’s also quite reserved for this producer, framing glazed cherries and dried meat against a backdrop of citrus and roasted herbs. The ornately woven texture and generous fruit work very well with the linear acidity and firm-tannin bite. Really excellent." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:91 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Decanter :91 points / silver medal
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta & Croatina
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 16,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 40,60 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 68 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,63
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      33,05 €
    • "Caterina Zardini" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG 2015

      “Caterina Zardini” Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG 2015

      Beautiful Amarone Riserva with well proportioned aromas of ripe dark fruit and noble notes of leather, spices and sweet tobacco. Flowing dense and full-bodied with remarkable depth, breadth and purity across the palate. An opulent wine that lingers long and very harmonious. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Corvina, 30% Rondinella
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 16,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Caterina Zardini" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG 2014

      “Caterina Zardini” Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG 2014

      Beautiful Amarone Riserva with well proportioned aromas of ripe dark fruit and noble notes of leather, spices and sweet tobacco. Flowing dense and full-bodied with remarkable depth, breadth and purity across the palate. An opulent wine that lingers long and very harmonious. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Here’s a really elegant Amarone that displays nuances of red flowers, violets, citrus, orange peel and boysenberries with spice and cedar undertones. Medium to full body and a plush and ornate texture that’s bolstered by tangy acidity and loads of fresh-herb character. Lovely balance, but concentration, too. Drink now or hold for a long time." James Suckling

      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Corvina, 30% Rondinella
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 16,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Villa Rizzardi" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2013

      “Villa Rizzardi” Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2013

      The grapes for the Amarone classic of the house come from the vineyards of the ancestral home in Negrar, the vast majority of them from the top location Pojega of vines about 35 years old. They are 100% dried in small boxes in the historic premises of Pojega. The 2013 edition offers an ideal balance between light acidity and extract sweetness. Full-bodied and concentrated, but always fresh and lively. An Amarone that brings all the components to mature excellently. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Villa Rizzardi comes from the Pojega vineyard, at the heart of the Guerrieri Rizzardi estate when it was founded at the beginning of the 19th century. Here, 30-year-old vines are planted on clay and limestone soil. Winemaking is focused on long ageing, with one year in barrel and two years in large botti. The result is a crowd-pleasing wine with a precise definition of fruit alongside overt oaky notes of vanilla and a supple mouthfeel despite very high extract." Decanter

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 43% Corvina, 31% Corvinone, 16% Rondinella, 10% Barbera
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 36 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,57 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,67
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Food Recommendations: braised beef/lamb
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      38,70 €
    • "Campo dei Gigli" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

      “Campo dei Gigli” Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

      The star of the Tenuta Sant'Antonio: of a rich dark ruby red colour, its scent of wild fruits, black pepper, tobacco and spices is a delight for the nose. Fruity and full-bodied, yet velvety and very demanding in its character - a strict, elegant Amarone, whose terrific finish is accompanied by noble tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Matures for three years in tonneaux and is produced with a minimum of added sulphur - and that is an achievement with the Amarone: a clearly built nose, warm black cherries, herbs and dark chocolate; pithy structure with robust, crisp tannins, shows character right up to the final". Vinum

      "This is quite an unusual Amarone with plenty of black pepper, blackberry bush and eucalyptus, punctuating an otherwise blackberry-focused nose. peppery and spicy. Full-bodied, open-knit and fruit-forward. Juicy on the finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Vinum:17,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 16,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 46,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 123 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,67
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      47,67 €
    • "Pietro dal Cero" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2012

      “Pietro dal Cero” Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2012

      Pietro dal Cero thrives on the extensive and sunny Luxinum vineyard at the foot of the Monti Lessini. A magnificent dark ruby red Amarone. Its lush aromas range from sweet floral nuances, fruity sour cherry and blackberry to balsamic notes such as star anise and merge in the complex bouquet. On the palate there are hints of dark chocolate, memories of tobacco, coffee and cardamom, as well as a hint of mint. A full-bodied, complex wine, the pronounced tannin caresses the palate velvety, a fresh lively acidity brings lightness and freshness to the long finish, which benefits from nutty accents. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A blue-fruit-tinged Amarone, this shows lots of dark cherries, treacle tart, Chinese plum liqueur and Christmas pudding, as well as hints of tar. Full body, ripe and round tannins, pretty acidity and a full-throttle finish." James Suckling

      "Dense sweet chocolate, sultana and sweet spice nose. Big, round, intense and deep palate of sweet ripe fruit and spice; long, fresh finish." Decanter

      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 65% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, 5% Croatina
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel and stainless steel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 16,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 53,20 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 8,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 12,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 145 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,57
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      53,52 €
    • Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2016

      Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2016

      Strong garnet-red colour, the bouquet reminds of dried fruits, in addition liquorice and discreet spices. On the palate the wine is full and velvety with hints of cherry and vanilla. Smooth tannins, a fine salt note and a well-dosed acidity lead this extremely elegant Amarone into a brilliant finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Very attractive dried fruit, such as plums, with fig and walnut undertones. Full-bodied with round, polished tannins that are chewy, but very smooth. Flavorful finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Corvina, 15% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      55,47 €
    Things to know about
    Amarone
     
    Amarone

    A wine that warms: Amarone della Valpolicella is undoubtedly one of the most intense red wines in the world. The mostly heavy drop is still considered a youth among the Italian wine classics. On the palate the Amarone is seductively sweet and spicy; at the same time it is also a dry, fully fermented wine. The opulent Northern Italian ("amaro" = Ital. for "bitter") has met with a steadily growing group of followers since the end of the 1930s. The Amarone has long since been described as a powerful and elegant red wine in the same breath with the "royal wines" Brunello, Barolo and Barbaresco.

    The Amarone owes its origin to a vineyard called Vaio Armaron. The grape varieties used for this wine legend are those typical of the area: Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella. Other local specialities such as Molinara, Dindarella, Rossignola or Oseleta are added. Vintages or sites play a smaller role in Amarone, as the quality of the wine, which has long been perceived as too bitter, is primarily determined by the production process. For producers such as Bertani, Guerrieri Rizzardi, Tedeschi or Tenuta Sant‘Antonio has now become more important to Amarone than Valpolicella.

    The production is very special. The grapes are stored for around 100 days - often longer - on wire racks or in crates in airy warehouses, the "fruttai" dried. With the "appassimento" the fruits lose up to 40 percent of their liquid. While water evaporates primarily, all flavours are concentrated. What remains are berries with a high sugar and acid content. Then the semi-raisins are gently pressed and fermented.

    The quality of the intense wines with their complex and typical character is not determined by the length of the wine's ageing. "appassimento" It is not the selection of the grapes, but the careful selection of the grapes and how well a winegrower has the drying conditions under control - these include the air circulation in the warehouse and the autumn weather. The Amarone matures for at least 24 months - but usually for four, five years or even longer, because it takes a long time for its complex aroma to develop. Today, large wooden barrels are once again replacing the 225-litre barriques that were the preferred choice in the 1990s and that had plumped up a wine that was already bursting with strength.

    In spite of its fame, the opinions of wine connoisseurs differ on the deep-red, long-lived and elaborately produced mighty growth from Veneto. Some like its intense fruit and tangy tannins, its overcharged sweetness, its ripe acidity, its creamy structure, its high alcohol content - gradations from 14 percent by volume are normal - and the tension between all attributes. Others, on the other hand, label the Amarone as too heavy and often one-dimensional fashion wine. Many top winegrowers have therefore turned around for several years and have managed to produce highly complex yet elegant wines that no longer have anything in common with the criticised drops (mostly in the entry-level price range below EUR 20.00).

    The hour of Amarone struck when the taste of the public changed in the sixties. In 1968 the Venetian wine obtained the DOC status, and in 2010 it was promoted to the DOCG wine. In 1995 production was only 1.5 million bottles, but it increased steadily in the following years. Today, more than 16 million bottles of this opulent red wine made from dried grapes are probably filled. In order to maintain the authenticity and exclusivity of Amarone at a high level, the Amarone Family Association has long called for the introduction of a vineyard register. After all, the popular wine, made from semi-raisins, will continue to be celebrated as an exquisite wine on big occasions, in the best of company and at a sumptuous banquet. SUPERIORE.DE