Featured posts

Blogger Tips and TricksFetured Content Slider

A consequence in search of a theory; a thought on sub regionality

Has regionality in wine gone too far? A brief look.

Standing on the outside looking in

An Australian wine shelf abroad

Not treating vines; some limits of biodynamics?

Biodynamics, pesticides and organics.

Merlot in Australia: maligned or misunderstood? Or, Sir, can you spare a clone?

Australian merlot receives a lot of bad press from the wine media. Let's have a look at what's going on.

An exercise in "un" terroir in Beechworth

Terroir sometimes, it would appear, has limits.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Montigoli Amarone della Valpolicella 2010


There isn't a lot of Amarone in Australia at a mid $20s price point.  Happily, this wine is a solid introduction to the style.  It's made from a blend of dried corvina and rondinella (but not molinara) grapes, as is required by the Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG rules.  A quick look at Vinodiversity confirms my impression that these are seldomnly sighted grape varieties in Australia.   A deep intensity ruby in colour, the wine has aromatics that remind of earth, plums and a sultana and raisin mix.  The palate is dry, full bodied and has a fleshy and attractive mouthfeel, with some plump and ripe extract providing interest.  There's a savoury edge too, with a bitter almond finish to accompany the plum, earth and raisin flavours.  This is a very drinkable wine that pleases for the price.  Good

Abv: 15%
Price: mid $20s
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: na
Tasted: 2013
Subscribe: Please enter your email address in the subscription icon on the right of screen to keep up-to-date by email. You will not receive any advertising, nor will your information be shared.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please subscribe by email to Grape Observer. Mostly for the reason that it makes me happy. But also do it because you will receive quality independent wine writing and information and it's free. Comments are very welcome.