94pts James Suckling
Lots of ripe blackcurrant and plum with black olive, clove and licorice. It’s full-bodied and intensely flavorful with firm but ripe tannins. Lightly bitter orange-peel and coffee-bean notes on the finish. Plenty of backbone. A baby Amarone. Drink or hold.
This wine is closely connected to the greatest wine of Valpolicella: Amarone. After pressing the dried grapes from which Amarone is made, the Valpolicella wine is passed over the still warm marc of Amarone. A second alcoholic fermentation begins which increases the alcoholic content and the wine becomes richer in color, bouquet.
Excellent companion to game dishes, grilled meat and roasts, salami and aged cheeses.