Campagnola ‘Caterina Zardini’ Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOC 2006

Other Red from Italy - Veneto
Review Date : 03-Oct-2012
70% Corvina and Corvinone, 30% Rondinella from vineyards in the Maano commune, dried to decrease weight by 35-38%, and fermented to 15.7% alc. and 7.5 g/L rs, the wine spending 30 days on skins and aged 18 months in new French oak barriques. Very full, very dark, near saturated black-red with purple hues. The nose is very finely concentrated and intense with aromas of black fruits, dark herbs, graphite and minerals, with complexing notes of black cherries and tar emerging in glass. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, this has an elegantly sized but intensely packed palate of black berry and cherry fruits with notes of liquorice, soy sauce and spicy oak. The flavours are rich, near succulent, and driven with elevated levels of acidity. Fruit and oak tannins are significant in the mouthfeel and linearity of the wine, which has a long finish with sweetness evident. This is a contemporary Amarone with intense black fruit and liquorice flavours, along with spicy oak and racy freshness. Serve with slow-cooked game meat and with hard cheeses over the next 10-12+ years. 18.5+/20 Oct 2012 RRP $109.00

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