Elegant and warm with a velvety mouthfeel, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico offers a bouquet of ripe fruit and cherries. 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. Accolades WS 91 Taut tannins provide the muscle, bacaking flavors of juicy, sundried cherry, grilled herb and smoke, with hints of date and licorice. WE 91 Packaged in and elegantly frosted bottle, this brawny wine delivers the goods. It shows intensity, persistency and is tightly packed with luscious aromas of black cherry, leather, tobacco and black olive. The tannins are velvety and rich without being overdone. Perfect Pairings It pairs well with hearty dishes like game, grilled red meats, and aged cheeses.