2015 Poggi Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy 'Corte dei Castaldi' Amarone
Full, rich and concentrated, this traditional Amarone delivers dark fruit flavors, kissed with dark chocolate and spice.
Varietal: Other Red
Item #: 52202
About This Wine:
Vintners in northern Italy’s Veneto region, home of the Amarone DOCG, select the ripest Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes, and leave them to dry for several weeks in special temperature-controlled rooms. The raisins that remain are pressed and fermented to dryness, producing a powerful, boldly flavored wine.
The method is called Appassimento, and the best Amarones are velvety and rich, with slightly sweet and dark chocolate flavors.
In 2015, a long, hot and dry summer led to big, ripe and rich wines with good phenolic maturity. These excellent wines can be enjoyed now but also were built to age. Poggi’s “Corte dei Castaldi” Amarone is a tasty example; it’s full, rich and concentrated, and brimming with dark fruit flavors. Pour a glass, take a sip, and you’ll understand why Amarone della Valpolicella is such a coveted wine.