Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sartori Di Verona Estate Collection Della Valpolicella DOCG, 2010 Amarone

Sartori Di Verona Estate Collection Della Valpolicella DOCG, 2010 Amarone, $39.99-$41.99, 90+ points, poured a deep dark Maroon with a cloudy rim ring.
Smells of sea breezes, macaroons, roses, and raisins were very pleasant.
Full-bodied with a round luscious texture carried good acidity, easy, yet sufficiently supportive tannin.
Blackberry, boysenberry, and a dominant plum fruit were tart enough to spark the 15% alcohol into a rather interesting tipple.
Finished well on the trailing palate, raisins, and some heat.
Varietals were 50% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Paired perfectly with my spinach lasagna and sweet Italian sausage.


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  1. You hit it on the head with this one. Sartori have an accessible style without sacrificing the tannic weight. Unlike many Anarone, you don't have to wait 20 years to enjoy them or only have then with Gorgonzola or nuts. They're well balanced and getting even better now with Franco Bernabei making the wine.

    1. John, thanks for you educational comments; the very reason I send so many to Tuscan Vines for all things Italian! :)