Toasted hazelnut and tobacco notes, followed by red fruits and cherry jam on the nose. Vanilla and spice opens up when in the glass. All which follow through to the palate with excellent acidity, warming alcohol and a long finish.
Amarone is one of the great Italian wines, and there’s plenty to choose from in that category. Made traditionally by partially drying the grapes for a fixed period of time to reduce the water content and thus concentrate the flavours, what you’re left with is probably the most intensely flavoured wine in the world.
Rich, luxurious, powerful – this is not a wine for the faint-hearted!
Pair it well with big, bold stews and casseroles, or even as an alternative to Port with cheese at Christmas or anytime!
Aged in large oak casks, this fresh Ripasso makes good use of minimal wood intervention that comes forth as light spice and cinnamon. The core of this wine, however, consists of pulsing black fruit and mature cherry.