• "Selezione Antonio Castagnedi" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

      “Selezione Antonio Castagnedi” Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

      Amarone Selezione Antonio Castagnedi delivers every year high quality for its price: Varied aromas of violets, graphite, black cherries and minerals and a lively, structured, down-to-earth style. This wealth and its depth make it the perfect companion for winter cuisine. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Two years of maturing in Tonneaux ensure the harmony of this wine: compact maraschino aromas, notes of leather and tobacco; in the mouth pithy, the tannins and the acidity are accurately balanced, beautiful freshness and yet also velvety to the finish. Successful." Vinum

      "This is the estate's entry-level Amarone that boasts a sweet, plush and accessible drinking profile. The 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Selezione Antonio Castagnedi is a beautiful expression from a terrific vintage. The warmth and sunshine of the summer season is expressed beautifully in this blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Croatina and Oseleta with three months of appassimento. Black fruit and pressed cherry cede to barbecue smoke and baking spice. This is a great wine to recommend at this price point." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinum:17 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 47,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,09 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 9,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 117 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,60
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Food Recommendations: warm starters with truffles
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena DOCG 2016

      Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena DOCG 2016

      Perfect Amarone from the Valpantena subzone with a promising bouquet of dark cherries, sweet spices and earthiness. On the palate continuous and complex with elegant aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Concentrated nose of plums, dried raspberries, coffee, liquorice, mint, and old wood. Palate is rich and intense, with a balsamic hint, velvety tannins, and an elegant persistent finish." Decanter

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      • 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 Acid: 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: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Marne 180" Amarone della Valpolicella DOC 2015

      “Marne 180” Amarone della Valpolicella DOC 2015

      The new name "Marne 180" is the program: "Marne" means marl soil on which the vines for this wonderful 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, 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 aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This leads off with a waft of bay leaf on the nose, followed by an herbal accent that laces the black raspberry, fig cake and spice box flavors on the palate. A firm, medium- to full-bodied red, this is not a powerhouse, but offers pleasant freshness and expression." Wine Spectator

      " Lots of pretty herbal and foresty undertones come to the fore on the nose, ranging from cumin to aniseed and truffles. Dark cherries and brambleberries abound. Plush and chewy, this full-bodied red delivers soft, juicy tannins against a backdrop of ostentatious dark fruit." James Suckling

      "The wine's name Marne 180 plays up both of those site-specific attributes. A new wine from Tedeschi, the 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Marne 180 is slightly more approachable when stacked against the estate's Amarone Capitel Monte Olmi. Offering bright primary fruit with good complexity in the form of spice, tobacco and dried herbs, you could serve the Marne 180 at a holiday party with a platter of French cheeses." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • James Suckling:92 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: 38,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 62 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,32
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Food Recommendations: Red meat and mature cheeses
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

      Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

      Zenatos Amarone focuses entirely on elegance, with the ripe fruit at the centre of the inviting bouquet with light tones of aromatic herbs. On the palate, its overripe power and warm, wide-ranging taste are evident. SUPERIORE.DE

      "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
      • 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 Acid: 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: 2031+
      • 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 Acid: 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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    • "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 rich dark ruby red, its scent of wild fruits, black pepper, tobacco and spices is a delight for the nose. Fruity and full-bodied, yet velvety and very sophisticated 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 this is an achievement of the Amarone: clearly built nose, warm-scented black cherries, herbs and dark chocolate; robust construction with robust, crunchy tannins, shows character up to the final." Vinum

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinum:17,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 16,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 46,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 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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      47,90 €
    • Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2014 <br>MAGNUM

      Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2014 · MAGNUM

      Generous, seductive and very complex bouquet of cherries, plums, spices and other aromas. The taste captivates above all by its elegance and length. A beautiful Amarone, in which strength and concentration go together harmoniously. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Luca Maroni:92 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: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,78 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,45 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      49,90 €
    • Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2014

      Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2014

      Classic Amarone from an excellent vintage. Strong garnet red colour, the bouquet is reminiscent of dried fruits and subtle spices. The taste is full and velvety with hints of cherry and vanilla. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark, rich ruby red with slightly brightening violet edge. Sublime scent of very ripe blackberries, sugar strawberries, filigree sweet wood, looks extremely elegant. It opens on the palate only slowly, then with a lot of fruitiness, also spicy nuances in the middle part, extremely polished and compact, ends salty and clear in the finale". Falstaff

      "A warmly spiced nose of plum liqueur, roasting herbs, chestnuts, fruit cake, dried figs, cedar, tobacco, baking spices, treacle and toasted oak. Full-bodied with some sweetness, round tannins, a pretty serving of acidity and a long finish." James Suckling

      "A fresh, creamy, medium- to full-bodied red, with fine, supple tannins layered with flavors of crushed black raspberry, fig cake and spiced orange, offering a subtle, savory underpinning of smoky mineral and tobacco that lingers on the finish. Long and elegant." Wine Spectator

      "Exotic spice, mature black-skinned fruit, espresso and French oak are just some of the aromas you'll find on this delicious, full-bodied red. Boasting an enviable combination of concentrated flavors and elegance, it delivers flavors of ripe black cherry, prune steeped in spirits, vanilla bean and licorice framed by enveloping fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity lifts the rich flavors while a coffee note lingers on the finish." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Falstaff: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: 33,20 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 62 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      54,90 €
    • "Pietro dal Cero" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2012

      “Pietro dal Cero” Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2012

      Pietro dal Cero thrives on the vast and sunny Luxinum vineyard at the foot of the Monti Lessini. A great dark ruby Amarone. Its opulent aromas range from sweet floral nuances to fruity sour cherry and blackberry to balsamic notes such as star anise and blend in the complex bouquet.

      On the palate, hints of dark chocolate, memories of tobacco, coffee and cardamom as well as a hint of mint are added. A full-bodied, complex wine, the pronounced tannin caresses the palate velvety, a fresh lively acidity brings lightness and freshness in the long finish, which benefits from nutty accents. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2011 vintage received the following awards:

      • Falstaff:94 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 Acid: 8,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 12,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 145 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,57
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

      Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

      Strong garnet red colour, the bouquet reminds of dried fruits, in addition liquorice and discreet spices are added. The taste 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

      "For a decadent but sleek wine, the ripeness level is spot-on here. It opens with glazed cherries, dried berries, vanilla, eucalyptus, caramel and wet earth, before following through to a dusty palate with tons of dried fruit, supported by fine acidity and a sweet-and-sour character." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • 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: 33,45 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,22 g/l
      • Sulfite: 66 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Selezione Sergio Zenato" Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva DOC 2013

      “Selezione Sergio Zenato” Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva DOC 2013

      Deep bouquet of black berries and cocoa, violets and lavender. The taste with aromas of cherries, blackberries and wild berries, in the long finish the invigorating fresh impressions of medicinal herbs. A noble wine of the upper class. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark purple. A pleasant bouquet with notes of blackberry jam, cocoa and herbs; juicy in the mouth, the tannins fine-grained and well integrated, pleasant, smooth finish to notes of cherry confit and vanilla. Very well done." Vinum

      "An inky red, full-bodied and finely knit, layering lightly dusty, supple tannins with notes of black cherry coulis, date fruit, balsamic and iron. Long and silky on the palate, with the tannins emerging to firm the spiced finish." Wine Spectator

      "This is a huge and impressive wine, but somehow graceful and subtle. It packs an eclectic array of brambleberry compote, violet essence, eucalyptus, oyster shell, pure iodine, vanilla, resin, tar, cassis, plum liqueur and hot stones. You can only stand back in awe as one shade of fruit appears after the next and a barrage of tannin coats your mouth. Yet, this is gentle, agile and flowing. Nevertheless, its main attraction remains its unashamed, monumental power and muscularity. A haunting wine that sends chills down your spine. An epoch-defining wine for Veneto that harks back to the legends of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Perhaps the best Amarone ever made. Impossible to resist now, but better in 2022." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Luca Maroni:95 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:99 points
      • Vinum:17,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta & Croatina
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 4 years oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 16,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 39,20 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,80 g/l
      • Sulfite: 32 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,56
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2010

      Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2010

      Only nine years after the harvest is this great wine released for sale: The slow drying of the fully ripe grapes gives this Cru its tremendous strength and density as well as its exceptional character with powerful maturity, fullness of fruit, beautiful concentration and great elegance. On the palate Bertanis Amarone shows freshness, noble lightness and great dynamism. An exciting wine and for decades the most classic Amarone - almost the archetype - of the whole appellation. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Amarone Bertani is made from Corvina and Rondinella grapes grown in the Tenuta Novare over calcareous-marl soils in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica. Out of fashion in the 1990s due to its slender style, today it's returning to favour as the benchmark for elegance in Valpolicella. Thus the 2010 shows a complex nose of cigar leaves, leather and fresh raspberry, with a perfectly balanced and velvety palate." Decanter

      "For a 2010, this is still very fresh indeed, showcasing sour cherries, red plums, citrus, orange peel and grenadine. Very linear and tangy on the palate, but the muscular tannins provide depth and power. Medium-to full-bodied and medium-chewy on the vibrant finish. Beautifully crafted and expertly shaped. Flag-bearer for the modern style of Amarone." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Decanter :93 points
      • Vinum:17,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Corvina, 20% Rondinella
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 7 years wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,85 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 105 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,49
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    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