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Montecariano Camini Monga Amarone della Valpolicella Classicotext

Montecariano Camini Monga Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016

Verona, Veneto, ItalyMontecariano is located in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico DOC. Their vines are planted in what was once an old sea bed, leaving much clay and limestone laced soils. This classic Amarone blends Corvina and Corvinone (65%) with Rondinella (25%) and Molinara and Croatina making up the final 10%. The grapes are dried in ventilated rooms for 3 months, then destemmed and pressed for fermentation in stainless. After 1 month or so, this heads to barrels and casks for 42 months' aging. At 15.5% this is nearing fortified wine levels, so pace yourself. Ripely sweet baked cassis, blackberry jam, and porty plum compote rule the plush palate, laced with sultry brown baking spices, and spirited by the aforementioned alcohol. Tannins are near negligible at this point, suggesting a frame around the sides of this expansive wine. One best suited to extra dark chocolate, or super rich braised meat / root veg dishes.Tasted: 11 February 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$79.99750mlselect private retailers
Producer: MontecarianoDistributors: The Drinks List
Blend: Corvina - Corvinone - Rondinella - Molinara - CrotinaCSPC: 401953UPC: 854390003239