Peter Maude Fine Wines
2015, Tommasi Amarone Il Sestante
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.