Cesari Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella|
Amarone is one of Italy's most prestigious red wines with a unique production method exclusive to the region. The bouquet of Cesari's flagship wine is marked by cherry and prune aromas and jammy notes. Toasted nuances and hints of vanilla follow in this full, warm, harmonious red. A long and persistent finish is defined by bold tannins that elegantly coat the palate. Produced from dried grapes cultivated in the historic Classico area of the appellation, Cesari Amarone is extensively aged in a combination of French and Slavonian oak barrels for a total of 3 years following fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
An elegant red, opening nicely in the glass to reveal flavors of fig cake, woodsy spice and Earl Grey tea leaf underscored by iron and smoke accents. Racy acidity and grippy tannins provide good definition. Drink now through 2027. 25,000 cases made, 5,000 cases imported. — AN