Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Fabiano 2012

Country
Italy
Region
Veneto
Producer
Vinicola Fabiano
Grape(s)
Corvina (65%), Rondinella (30%), Molinara (5%)
Type
Red
Style
Robust
Oaked Style
Oaked
Body Style
Full bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content (%)
15.5
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Allergens
Sulphites: Yes

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Region

A wide and temperate agricultural region stretching from Venice to Verona and north to the Alpine foothills. In the west around Lake Garda, are the important generic wines – Valpolicella, Soave and Bardolino. Much of Italy`s commercial Pinot Grigio and Merlot is grown further east, but the Prosecco grape makes the region`s distinctly fashionable sparkling wine. However the recent popularity of Amarone and Ripasso has really re-established this region as one of Italy best wine growing areas and quality is out of all recognition from the light carafe wines of the early 80`s.

Producer

The origins of the Fabiano family in the wine business stretch back to 1912, when Francesco Fabiano opened a wine shop in Venice. Today the company operates some 84 hectares of vineyards around Lake Garda and the city of Verona.

Tasting Notes

Amarone della Valpolicella is the most prestigious and well known wine from the Verona area and one of Italy`s most important red wines. Intense garnet red colour with an elegant, spicy and complex nose. This is a full bodied wine with a luxurious mouthfeel. On the palate there are notes of sour cherries with hints of ripe plum, cinnamon and spices. This is a beautifully structured wine with a velvety feel, very soft tannins and a gentle acidity. The finish is long, full and spicy.

Food

Fantastic companion for strong cheeses, roasted venison or pheasant.