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Cielo

Cielo
2013 Cent’anni, Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Regional Amarone

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 15%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$32.99
Cellar Selection

Cielo
2013 Cent’anni, Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Regional Amarone

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 15%
Dusty garnet black color. Floral, elegant, mature aromas of Christmas pudding and sweet black cherry, orange blossom and violet candy, new leather, and chocolate cookie with a velvety, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a thought-provoking, endless dried forest berries, salted caramel chocolate truffle, polished wood, and dusted jerked meats finish with fine, silky tannins and moderate oak. Life’s puzzle pieces finally come together when drinking this wine.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: Christmas pudding and sweet black cherry, orange blossom and violet candy, new leather, and chocolate cookie
Taste Flavor: dried forest berries, salted caramel chocolate truffle, polished wood, and dusted jerked meats
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Life's puzzle pieces finally come together when drinking this wine.
The Producer

Cielo s.p.a

The Producer
I 36050 MONTORSO VIC. (VI)
Via IV Novembre, 39 Italy
39 -0444-485211 or 805-220-6035
Regional Amarone
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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Amarone - or more formally Amarone della Valpolicella - is a powerful red wine from Italy's Veneto region. It is made from the same grapes as Valpolicella: with Corvina and Rondinella as the principal varieties, with other grapes such as Molinara, Corvinone and Dindarella also being used.

Amarone is one of the world's most distinctive red wines because of its production method. It is made using the appassimento process, a technique in which the grapes are not fermented until after they are naturally dried in special rooms for three to four months. This air-drying cause the grapes to shrivel, as they lose about 30% of their water. This intensifies the grapes, with the resulting wines being high in alcohol, at least 15% and sometimes as much as 16%.

These wines are fermented dry; this practice began in the late 1950s; sweeter wines are labeled as Recioto.

An Amarone is full-bodied and very spicy and needs several years before it is drinkable. These wines are capable of aging for a very long time, sometimes as many as thirty-five or forty years.

Amarone must be paired with rich food; they are especially excellent with wild game, roast veal or pork or most red meats and sharp, aged cheeses.
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