Deep purple in color with a bouquet full of dried fruit. Rich and full bodied, intense and elegant. Velvety smooth. Amarone is an extremely important wine in Italian viticulture as it is unique to the Valpolicella region. Recommended with hearty dishes. Excellent with roasted red meats.
"A superclean, juicy Amarone, with concentrated dried black fruit and a well-concealed, smooth oak note. Full-bodied, with fine tannins that give the palate an elegant poise and prolong the fruity finish. Classy and refined, with a long finish. Drink now through 2012."
Amarone is made from grapes that have been left to dry out usualy by hanging from an open door like a barn or chateau. I opened this bottle way to soon (09) but I was excited. The flavor is very complex and is very tannic. Stone fruit are most apparent.