Farina Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2017

91 Vinous

It shows classic those Amarone aromas of dried cherry and dark fruits, with hints of spicebox, currant, plum, and a cherry/kirsch tone to the fruit. On the palate it’s full and concentrated, yet shows balance, suppleness and warm, generous fruit long into the finish. This is perfect for grilled, roasted or braised meats, especially game or steaks and chops, as well as pasta in a Bolognese sauce, stews, burgers on the grill and all kinds of hearty fare. -Chris Cree, MW

$33.97

Description

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto, Valpolicella

Variety: 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella and 10% Molinara

Terroir: Volcanic-calcareous-gravelly; 300m altitude; Northwest/Southwest exposure

Winemaking: Appassimento lasts until January/February when the grapes are finally pressed; aged for 2 years in Slovenian oak barrels, then aged 1 more year in bottles

The Farina family has roots in agriculture and winemaking tracing back to the beginning of the 16th century. Inspired by this long family history, Remo Farina was able to combine the most modern concepts in winemaking technology with ancient, time-tested methods to produce rich, elegant wines. Today the winery is managed by the new generation and continues to produce lovely fresh white wines and exquisite red wines that have great body and balance with a wonderful combination of sweet fruit and traditional dried fruit blended with earthy undertones and a dry complex pleasant finish. Farina’s Valpolicella and Amarone wines are among the best-priced quality wines from this region. – Banville Merchants

91 Points – Vinous
The 2017 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico opens up with an inviting yet somewhat understated mix of peppery florals, cherry liquor, plums and sage. Here I’m finding silky textures offset by tart wild berry fruits, salty minerals and brisk acids in an expression that is much more savory than sweet. A coating of fine tannins lingers, along with a note of baker’s chocolate. I have to give Farina credit for creating such a versatile and balanced expression of Amarone.

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