Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2009 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2009 750ml
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Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2009

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750ml
$124.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella
Brand Bertani
Alcohol/vol 15%

Bertani has been making wines in Verona for 150 years and is considered to be a premier producer of classic Amarone wines. Typically made of 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara grapes, the region's indigenous grapes, Bertani Amarone is rich and savory. Look for generous aromas of freshly picked cherries mingled with notes of dried cherries, macerated plums, vanilla and hints of spice. Dry, full bodied and amply structured. Cherries, red berries and a hint of vanilla lead into a dazzling finish that recalls walnuts and hazelnuts.

Chosen as a Top Amarone Estate by Forbes.com : 'Bertani - If you could only use one word to describe the production of Amarone at Bertani, that word would be tradition. First produced in 1958, the Bertani Amarone from the Classica district is one of the icons of this area; rich on the palate with supple tannins and complex spice, this has always been one of the longest-lived examples of Amarone; I tasted the 1968 on visit to the winery in 2012 and was amazed at the wine’s freshness. Originally the wine was aged in very large casks of more than 100 hectoliters for twelve years! Today the wine is matured in 60-hectoliter Slavonian oak casks for seven years, much longer than the minimum requirement. If you are seeking what class and breeding are with Amarone, look no further than Bertani.'


James Suckling
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A really beautiful Amarone that shows fresh, glazed cherries, red licorice, dried nutmeg, caramelized orange peel, dried rose petals, hot stones and red-plum essence. Medium to full body, really tight and compact tannins, pinpoint acidity and a long, spicy finish. So dry, linear and well defined. Drink now or hold.

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Bottled in January 2017 and released to the market during the upcoming April edition of Vinitaly, 2009 was a warm, dry vintage just as in Bordeaux, yet favored here by a drastic range of diurnal and nocturnal temperatures. The wine is full of youth apparent by the color and almost estery on the nose, with a bright cherry aroma accentuated by notes of bay leaf and a peppery finish. The acidity is still quite racy undermining firm, ripe tannins while balancing high alcohol (15,5%). Bottle ageing will help to give way to the beloved, restrained Bertani style. Drinking Window 2020 - 2040

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