Peter Maude Fine Wines

2015, Tommasi Amarone Il Sestante

$80

Second wine from Tommasi.

Amarone della Valpolicella blend (predominantly Corvina).

A rich, dry Italian red wine from the Veneto region. Expect black tart cherry and dark chocolate tones with lovely full mouth-feel.

Directly after harvest, the grapes are air dried through a process called “appassimento”, which allows them to shrivel into raisins. This concentrates the sugar and flavors in the grapes, producing a distinctive and full-bodied wine well-suited to ageing.

It is often said that you can safely forget an Amarone in your wine cellar. Even average Amarones can be aged for 10-15 years.

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