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Tedeschi Amarone della Valpolicella
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16¾/20

Tedeschi Amarone della Valpolicella 2012

Pedemonte Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, ItalyFrom grapes harvested in various hilly clay/limestone vineyards (Mezzane and Tregnago hills) across Valpo, this is a blend of corvina, corvinone, rondinella, rossignola, oceleta, negara and dindarella vines averaging 20 years in age. The grapes are racked and dried for four months before a gentle press, a two month ferment and a three year stay in Slavonian oak and a six month stint in bottle after blending, bottling. Leathery blackcurrant and ripe plum is imbued with a twiney thread and tarry undercurrent which seasons the full, potent core through to a humming and lengthy finish. The heft (not negligible at 16 percent) is surprisingly lifted with a wispy cloud of acidity and bracketed with gritty tannins. A serious lens to modern Amarone Classico, a wine that has often become a caricature. Lay this down.Tasted: 25 September 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 48.99 BCLS AB 50.00 private wine stores ON 40.00 QC 45.50 SAQ Producer: TedeschiDistributors: Stile Brands
Blend: Corvina - Rondinella - MolinaraCSPC: 110312UPC: 8019171000070