Venturini Massimino Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2013
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella|
With its intense, luminous garnet red color, Amarone is concentrated and dense. Amid the sweet sensations of violet and steeped cherries, spicy notes of pepper and cloves are temptingly perceptible. The mouth is explosive and warm, well balanced by the pleasantly savory dryness of the strong tannins that add elegance and enhance its enjoyment, with an aftertaste of small, sweet fruits preserved in spirits. The label of this wine shows the fragment of an effigy that decorates an ancient Romanesque church located near our cellar. It depicts two winged lions guarding a vase of wine. Displaying it on our labels is our way of conveying the culture of our land to the rest of the world. Amarone is an intense wine that needs to be paired with foods capable of standing up to the comparison with its flavorful power. Excellent with aged cheeses, it expresses the best of itself with dishes of game or very elaborate dishes like braised and slow-cooked meats. It is particularly intriguing paired with a platter of pork ribs in barbecue sauce.