Amarone Classico from the Cesari winery offers obvious aromas of dark cherries and plums on the nose, with hints of coffee, prune and raisin adding depth. Really quite full bodied when tasted, these flavours persist nicely, although it should be noted that the fruit flavours are perhaps a little more forward than they will be as this wine matures.
This wine is produced from vineyards scattered throughout Italy’s historic Valpolicella Classico region in the towns of Negrar, Marano, Sant’Ambrogio, Fumane, and San Pietro in Cariano. The grapes are dried in plastic crates for three to four months and the wine then undergoes maceration on the skins followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats. It is aged for three years in Slavonian oak barrels and French oak casks, barriques, and tonneaux. Elegant and warm with a velvety mouthfeel, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico offers a bouquet of ripe fruit and cherries. It pairs well with hearty dishes like game, grilled red meats, and aged cheeses.