Wine Review: San Giuseppe Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Basic Information: San Giuseppe Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
Producer – San Giuseppe Wines
Vintage – 2013
Region – Italy – Veneto – Valpolicella
Varietal – Corvina
Pricing – $52.73
Alcohol – 15.5%
Clear wine that is pale garnet in color. Lots of small, thin legs on the glass that run super close together – very viscous.
The nose is clean with medium intensity of aromas. The aromas consist of black fruits such as black currant and blackberry. There are also some stewed fruits and prune like notes followed by a spice and an almond nutty aroma. I would say this wine is developing.
This wine is dry with medium (+) acidity and tannins. This has a high alcohol content and the body is full. There are medium intensity of various flavors, which consisted of prune, licorice, spice, fig, cooked or stewed blackberry and some toast. This wine has a medium (-) finish.
This San Giuseppe Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG had balance and complexity but lacked the intensity and length. Overall, I would call this a good wine that is suitable to drink now but has potential for aging due to the high acidity and tannin levels.
Food – Game, Grilled Meats and Bold Cheeses
Wine Enthusiast – 88pts.
The intense, red color of the wine, followed by a bouquet of strong fruit and a hint of black cherries and prunes, does not disappoint. The first sip reveals to the palate a full-bodied and rich taste with velvety tannins. The juxtaposition of its full taste and exceptional softness makes Amarone Classico della Valpolicella a truly wonderful example of the most beloved Amarone wine.
About San Giuseppe – http://www.sangiuseppe.com/