🎁 Amarone 🔥GIVEAWAY🔥 Win this bottle of top notch Amarone della Valpolicella from La Giaretta worth £35 courtesy of Honest Grapes! 👇
🏆 To win 1) Follow @wine90 & @honestgrapes 2) Tag a friend you’d love to share this bottle with in the comments. Multiple entries allowed.
🍷 “It's pure Black Forest Gateaux in the mouth with edges of cedar and a wonderful whack of creamy oak on the finish. Fine tannins, great structure and a lush quality to it. Once you've tried this wine you will be hooked!'' Tom Harrow, Wine Director, Honest Grapes. (@winechapuk).
🍇 About La Giaretta:
Husband and wife team, wonderfully - though confusingly - called Francesco and Francesca, run the estate in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico zone, in Marano, with a total production of 70,000 bottles. Great care is taken in the vines, and the vineyards look a little bit more like gardens. The selection of grapes for the Amarone come from vines planted 30-40 years ago using the region’s old Pergola Veronese system. They use only small oak barrels to age the wines and have no international grape varieties, basing all their wines on Corvina and small percentages of the other two local grapes.
🇬🇧 Competition ends 12/05/19 at 11pm GMT and the winner will be chosen at random and announced the following day. Only UK entries are permitted this time. Good luck!
The Antiche Terre Amarone Della Valpolichella is a phenomenal $25 bottle! A great bargain for the flawless flavors of black cherry, date, figs, baking spice, with a hint of licorice as the finish. Supple tannins complement the sweet notes creating a delightful symphony of flavors for your tastebuds. The perfect after dinner drink if you are looking for a liquid dessert.
🇮🇹 Is Amarone your guilty wine secret? 🤓
🥳 It certainly is mine! With all that fruit concentration, alcohol and touch of excess sugar, they offer great value for money as far as out-and-out tastiness goes! They can also be exceptionally fine. This one, is somewhere toward the bargain end but good value at just £20. If you’re into fruit concentration and finishes that last all day – you might want to swap out your current guilty pleasure.
🍇 As for the ‘13s, they were rated by Parker as one of the best recent vintages but very "producer dependent", the '13s can be exceptionally powerful and this Allegrini Corte Giara offers potent fruit but is relatively low in alcohol for an Amarone (15%) as they can run up to a fuzzy feeling 17%+.
🍷 Allegrini produce a range of wines in the Veneto (and elsewhere) but are most famous for their Amarone and they, along with Masi, are key exponents of the Modern method of Amarone production utilising new oak.
💰 This wine, from Allegrini's Corte Giara brand is reliable, widely available and for £20/$30 a good entry into the world of Amarone for an everyday drinking price.
🤔What’s your current guilty wine pleasure?
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1 🇬🇧 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2014 produced by Cielo e Terra in Montorso Vicentino, in Veneto, Italy. The color is deep red, the nose has a pleasant bouquet of red fruit jam and sour cherries in spirit, with spicy pepper and cloves. On the palate it is warm, soft, full and velvety. Persistent with hints of cherry and notes of vanilla, harmonious and mature. To taste it to the fullest I chose an excellent horse steak from my trusted butcher @macelleriadaclaudio. Buon Appetito!
2 🇮🇹 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2014 prodotto dall'azienda Cielo e Terra di Montorso Vicentino, in Veneto, Italia. Il colore è rosso intenso, al naso arriva un piacevole bouquet di confettura di frutti rossi e amarene sotto spirito, con speziatura di pepe e chiodi di garofano. Al palato è caldo, morbido, pieno e vellutato. Persistente con sentori di ciliegia e note di vaniglia, armonico e maturo. Per gustarlo al meglio ho scelto un'ottima bistecca di cavallo dal mio macellaio di fiducia @macelleriadaclaudio. Buon Appetito!
3 🇷🇺 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2014 производится компанией Cielo e Terra из Montorso Vicentino, в Veneto, Italia. Интенсивный рубиново - красный цвет, нос насыщенный приятный букет из красных спелых фруктов и вишни в спирте, со специями перцем и гвоздикой. Вкус теплый, мягкий, полный и бархатистый. Стойкий с оттенками вишни и ванили, гармоничный. К Amarone, я выбрала отличный стейк из конины, который мне посоветовал мой мясник Клаудио @macelleriadaclaudio. Приятного аппетита!
Ha l'aspetto di una semplice caramella ma al suo interno troviamo un bon bon con una copertura di cioccolato fondente che racchiude un cremoso ripieno all’Amarone dela Valopolicella D O.C.G 👉 scopri tutto sul nostro sito (link in bio)
WET, WINTER WEATHER? WE HAVE A WINE FOR THAT... It's the Amarone Della Valpolicella 2014 'I Castei' from #MicheleCastellani winery of Veneto, and you can find it at @caffeecucina in South Yarra.
As @wine_spectator has reviewed, "...good grip to this harmonious red, with chewy tannins swathed in layers of rich date, black cherry coulis, mocha, liquorice, tarry minerality and aromatic accents of star anise, grilled herb and singed orange peel. Long and expressive." At Caffe e Cucina they've paired it perfectly with a warming risotto of speck, mascarpone, walnuts, and thyme. Delicious work, amici!
@tricoloreimports are proud to represent the Michele Castellani wine family in Australia.
Daniel Accordimi, 2nd generation of Winemaker at Domini Veneti, telling Us a bit more about the process to produce the Appasimento, that occurs before the production of the Amarone wines. Also some knowledge about the Valpolicella region and his terroirs.