2012 Secoli Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva

SKU #1319914

This classic blend of Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara was vinified in the traditional "appassimento" style, which involves drying the grapes before fermentation to create a rich, luxurious wine. It is characteristically bold in flavor, with a silky, sensuous texture. A voluptuous wine for voluptuous dishes like red meat, game, and strong cheeses.

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/28/2017 | Send Email
The nose has a candied plum character that is subtle not so overwhelming yet shows hints of cinnamon and wild cherry. On the palate this is a full-bodied wine yet restrained only 14.5% for an Amarone but it still retains that character. There has been an evolution in modern day Amarone towards drier and less alcoholic versions this is one, no sweetness at all but it gives you the illusion of that with a glycerin laden texture. The flavors are an encore to the nose, plum, spices and wild cherry and the wine finishes in a dry and focused lifting.
Drink from 2017 to 2019

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Alcohol Content (%): 14.5