Vintner: Tommasi Vintage: 2011 Variety: Amerone

9

Country / Region: Italy, Valpolicella

Character: body, fruit, tannin

Flavor Notes: Chocolate, Plum, Cedar

Pair With: Beef or Game, Cheese

My Rating: 9

This is one of my favorites. Each bottle is a complex story.

The grapes are placed directly onto small open racks and taken to an open-sided building where they are dried by the cool breezes of autumn and winter until they are crushed the following January. This gives it a depth beyond it’s age

It ages at least three years in oak barrels and is then bottled. After bottling, the wine ages for at least another year.

While I love Amarones in general, this one never disappoints.