Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella 2009
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella|
This wine has an intense and approachable fruity expression, freshened by notes of medicinal herbs and dried flowers. The palate is seemingly never-ending and full, both savory and succulent. Soft tannins, chewy on long finish, great balance with acidity, this has a very nice mouthfeel that ends on an oaky character note. It pairs well with red meat, game, mature cheeses, but it is also perfect as a meditation wine at the end of a meal.
This opens with quintessential Amarone aromas of baked plum, dark spice, underbrush, leather and pipe tobacco. The full-bodied palate offers dried cherry, prune, toasted hazelnut, star anise and clove set against fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2024.
An elegant red, medium- to full-bodied and mineral-driven, offering hints of tar-tinged smoke and cured tobacco as a savory foil for the wild cherry and singed orange-peel flavors. Fresh and well-knit, with fine-grained tannins emerging on the lightly spiced finish. Drink now through 2029. 6,500 cases made, 3,600 cases imported.