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Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantenatext
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Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena 2015

Veneto, ItalyValpantena, the name for the hillsides where this wine was grown, means valley of the gods. It is also the only cru sub-zone in Valpo. This blends 80% corvina veronese with 20% rondinella, with select ripe bunches sent to the drying rooms of the winery in Grezzana, where they are laid out in single-layer crates. In mid-January, the grapes are destemmed, crushed, and fermented. A part ages in Slavonian oak barrels, with the remainder in barriques for about 30 months. After bottling, this rests for a minimum of six months before release. As expected, this all yields a concentrated, dense, rich and intense wine, with sweet dark blackberries, kirsch, raspberry cordial on a plump palate, padded by raisins and studded with peppercorns. Tannins are sticky and the finish is very warm, at 15.5 degrees. This would work alongside rich blue cheese dishes.Tasted: 20 July 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 52.00 private wine shops AB 50.00 Producer: BertaniDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Blend: Corvina - Rondinella - MolinaraUPC: 8008326146152