From one of the top producers in this part of the world, His Valpolicellas are better and more serious than most Amarones (and more expensive, too). This is a blend of 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina and 5% Oseleta grapes. Purple in color, opaque and flat. This is a dense, concentrated wine. The nose has cherries, cedar, leather, dark chocolate and a hint of VA (just enough to raise the aromatics without being off putting). Full bodied. Concentrated. Firm tannins with a lush texture. On the palate, this is teeth staining and delicious. Cherries, black cherries, with some char and leather. Still quite young. Great acidity. Long finish. This probably needs another ten to fifteen years and should drink well for another twenty after that. It does drink well, but its from Italy and that means it is made for food. Pasta e Fagioli would be a very hearty dinner choice.
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