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Amarone di Valpolicella ‘Alteo’ DOC

£52.99

By its very nature Amarone offers extraordinary concentration of ripe fruit (the grapes are partially dried before crushing) and high alcohol levels. Yet this particular juggernaut has been skilfully driven; it handles beautifully and corners sweetly.
Yes, it’s expensive – but it will repay you handsomely and if, like me, you’’re reducing your consumption but not your expenditure on wine, this a wine for you!
Despite its weight it doesn’’t lack subtlety and offers a remarkable combination of aroma and taste. The high alcohol content is accompanied by a particularly marked bouquet of plums, blackberries and cherry syrup, with spicy nuances, reflecting the concentrated sugars resulting from the process of drying the grapes. The effect on the palate of the high alcohol level is mitigated by the strongly fruity taste, dry but very mellow, with clearly defined acidity and well-balanced tannins.

The Fasoli Gino team recommend drinking their Amarone with red meat, game and mature cheese (a trinity of disgust for me!) but come to their senses slightly, when they say it’s also excellent as a dessert wine, accompanying, for example, a hazelnut cake. Utterly memorable!

Code: 148

Type : 

Red

Grapes : 

Corvina/Rondinella

Vintage : 

2008

ABV : 

17.5%

Style : 

D – Medium-full bodied

Closure : 

Natural

Country : 

Italy

Bottle Size : 

75cl

Further Information : 

Biodynamic methods used but not certified,
Vegan,
Vegetarian

Fasoli Gino

The Fasoli brothers have championed organic viticulture for many years and have helped other small farmers to convert to organic methods. As their business has developed they have bought in organic grapes both to boost production and to develop new products like their stylish and beautifully presented Prosecco Frizzante, the latest addition to their ‘Corte del Pozzo’ range.
Vineyard size 20 hectares. Organic since 1990.

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Amadio and Natalino

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Description

Amarone di Valpolicella ‘Alteo’ DOC,  Fasoli Gino

By its very nature Amarone offers extraordinary concentration of ripe fruit (the grapes are partially dried before crushing) and high alcohol levels.
Yet this particular juggernaut has been skilfully driven; it handles beautifully and corners sweetly.
Despite its weight it doesn’’t lack subtlety and offers a remarkable combination of aroma and taste.
The high alcohol content is accompanied by a particularly marked bouquet of plums, blackberries and cherry syrup, with spicy nuances, reflecting the concentrated sugars resulting from the process of drying the grapes. The effect on the palate of the high alcohol level is mitigated by the strongly fruity taste, dry but very mellow, with clearly defined acidity and well-balanced tannins.

Yes, it’s expensive – but it will repay you handsomely and if, like me, you’re reducing your consumption but not your expenditure on wine, this a wine for you! The Fasoli Gino team recommend drinking their Amarone with red meat, game and mature cheese (a trinity of disgust for me!) but come to their senses slightly, when they say it’s also excellent as a dessert wine, accompanying, for example, a hazelnut cake. Utterly memorable!

Type

Red

Grapes

Corvina/Rondinella

Vintage

2008

ABV

17.5%

Style

D – Medium-full bodied

Closure

Natural

Further Information

Biodynamic methods used but not certified,
Vegan,
Vegetarian

Country

Italy

Region

Veneto

Producer

Fasoli Gino

Bottle Size

75cl

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