From the home of Romeo & Juliet, a bakers dozen of the finest Amarone ever made.
Rich, full bodied, dry wine, made from partially dried grapes of the Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and sometimes more. Sort of like a Valpolicella on steroids,
Thirteen wines across 5 vintages, including 2 verticals.
There was not one bad bottle. The overall favorites were: 2009 Tommasi, 2007 Le Bessole, 2008 Masi Costasera and the 2005 Capitel della Crosara.
Valerie, prepared all dishes from the Verona area. Braised Beef in Amarone. Fantastic dish but required a entire bottle of 2006 Sartori, "Corte Bra" Amarone. Rigatoni with Porcini mushrooms and Black Truffles and White Truffle Oil. A Valpolicella favorite, Olive Oil Cake with fresh Strawberries.
As usual tasting will be held at my house. Tasting will be limited to 14 persons.
Date: Sat., April 25th Time: 2pm Cost: $75
2008 Bertani, Villa Arvedi 2009 Tommasi 2008 Tommasi 2007 Le Bessole 2006 Allegrini 2007 Begali Lorenzo 2009 Zenato 2009 Cesari 2008 Masi Costasera 2006 Masi Costasera 2008 Bolla 2005 Capitel della Crosara 2005 Recchia, Ca' Bertoldi
All the wines are rated between 90 and 95, by Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, James Suckling, Antonio Galloni. Most are projected to last untill 2025 or longer.
Corvino grapes, undergoing "appassimento".