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%

Appearance

Clear wine that is pale garnet in color. Lots of small, thin legs on the glass that run super close together – very viscous.

Aroma/Nose

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.

Taste/Palate

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.

Overall Experience

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.

Pairings

Food – Game, Grilled Meats and Bold Cheeses

Cigar – Romeo Aging RoomExactus Maduro or CAO Extreme

Publication Ratings

Wine Enthusiast – 88pts.

Winemakers Notes

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.

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