18 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Amarone

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Individual and decidedly funky, this is very much the Count's take on Vin Santo: a blend of 70% Trebbiano 15% Malvasia Bianca and 15% Rosso Canaiolo, it seems a cross between vintage Port and Spain's Pedro Ximenez! Dark and mysterious, it possesses a thick molasses texture that can practically stand a spoon in. Sumptuously layered, with almost Amarone consistency and character. Decadent, slightly wild and hedonistic at approximately 140 grams/lt residual sugar, …

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Chardonnay. At the table they serve us a Merlot, the grapes dried Amarone style. We ask for so more Soave. It took quite the arm twisting to get them to pour us the simple little Soave. The other wines were designed for whom?

The next morning I made my way to Tuscany, and Badia a Coltibuono. Upon entering a fresco covered room, I sensed a familiar place. The room was filled with Italian wine shop owners and restaurateurs happily sipping and chatting. I'd been in this room …

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A remarkable Eden Valley Shiraz made from semi-dried grapes that has a corresponding Amarone character married to classic Australian black fruits and ripe tannins.

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By PB of The Wine Cask Blog 1 month ago.
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…wonderful wine marked down from $ 14 which still would have been a ridiculous price. To understand the " Ripasso" designation on the label you should search our blog for that word. It's a very interesting process that works hand in hand with the " Amarone" process. Wine is so awesome so raise a glass!

--A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies

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By Walter Speller of JancisRobinson.com 1 month ago.
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See also Amaronics - the extraordinary economics of Amarone . 'The drama of Amarone is that the world cannot get enough of it. Its success is such that it is now completely beyond the control of the Consorzio della Valpolicella'. Words spoken by Emilio Pedron (below right) on my recent visit to.

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By adamjapko of WineZag 1 month ago.
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Ripasso, or re-passing Valpolicella over fermented Amarone musts for richness and enhanced alcohols. Ripasso is just one piece or process of Italy's claim to fame on the most and and more varied wine producing regions found in any single country anywhere in the world. I like well made Ripasso, or " Baby Amarones", but they are big powerful wines I would not want to drink every day or week or month. Jeremy likes them too, and....they are a bold style of wine that …

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Barbaresco, Barolo, Valpolicella Superiore and Amarone - share similar climates (even though Valpolicella from the quality-producing Dolomites is slightly more susceptible to hail). Vintage 2003 and 2001 Barbaresco and Barolo are starting to drink well now, with 2004 round the corner. The same could be said of the opulent Amarone of Verona, but if you're after something fresher and juicier then opt for 2005 or even 2007 Valpolicella Superiore.

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By Walter Speller of JancisRobinson.com 1 month ago.
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This collection of 61 tasting notes was heralded in Walter's article on Amaronics . Perhaps another sign that the Valpolicella region could pay a little more attention to differences in its terroir came during the blind tasting of the 2010 Amarone. It turned out they had been arranged.

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By Carlo De Vito of East Coast Wineries 2 months ago.
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…grapes estate grown. The wine is made using the same techniques when making the Italian favorite, Amarone, where the grapes are tried toward the stages of raisining, giving the wine a much more intense flavor and water evaporates form the grape living highly concentrated sugars and flavors. The wine is a dark color, with big fruit flavor up front of tart blackberry and cassis. There's also a smoky overtone to the wine with hints of leather and cedar. Nicely balanced, with medium acids, and …

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Amarone ... it was intriguing to hear of the different styles. Amarone is gaining popularity in the USA, and one of the most important messages was from Marilisa Allegrini (pictured above) who is head of the Amarone families, dedicated to having producers pay strict attention to quality control.

Here's a great link to learn more ...

Here is a (better) picture of Marilisa at her vineyard.

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