Brigaldara Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2013
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella|
Here's a big wine with broad shoulders and sweeping aromas of dark fruit, cola and Christmas spice. The 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a blend of 45% Corvina, 45% Corvinone and 10% Rondinella, and the grapes see 120 days of appassimento, which is on the long side. That fruit, therefore, reaches a higher threshold of density and richness. With 16.5% alcohol, the wine flaunts its power and momentum with loads of dark fruit, raisin, Spanish cedar and fragrant mesquite wood. It ages in barrique for one year before going into Slavonian oak casks for two additional years. You'll need a heavy meat casserole with potatoes to stand up to this one. Some 50,000 bottles were rolled out.
Resin, leather and mature black-skinned fruit aromas come together in the glass. The powerful palate delivers licorice, blackberry jam, steeped prune and tobacco alongside firm, fine-grained tannins.
Balanced and creamy, this medium- to full-bodied red offers an appealing, up-front mix of dried cherry, spice box, dried thyme and sweet smoke flavors that seem more subtle toward the finish. Drink now through 2023. 5,000 cases made.
Bright red. Clean red cherry and berry aromas are lifted by a floral touch. Sweet on entry with a nice glyceral mouthfeel, then somewhat bitter with noteworthy tannic bite to the lively red berry flavors. Finishes classically dry and with a trace of alcohol-derived heat (16.5% alcohol)