Full Review

Zironda

Zironda
2012 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pork

Category: Regional Valpolicella

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 15% RS: .9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.99
Cellar Selection

Zironda
2012 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pork

Category: Regional Valpolicella

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 15% RS: .9%
Bright dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of spiced cherries and black fig, dried mushrooms and twigs, scorched linen, and crushed gravel and molasses with a crisp, dry full body and a complex, brisk finish with earthy, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. Nice arc of complex flavors unfolded as the wine aired out in the glass.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: spiced cherries and black fig, dried mushrooms and twigs, scorched linen, and crushed gravel and molasses
Taste Flavor: spiced cherries and black fig, dried mushrooms and twigs, scorched linen, and crushed gravel and molasses
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Skirt Steak With Roquefort, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Nice arc of complex flavors unfolded as the wine aired out in the glass.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
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Regional Valpolicella

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Valpolicella is a red wine produced from the eponymous district near the town of Verona in Italy's Veneto region. It is a blended red made with at least two grapes - Corvina and Rondinella - although it may be made from several more grapes such as Molinara, Corvinone and Dindarella.

Valpolicella tends to have moderate tannins, so it can be consumed at a fairly young age. It also has good acidity, meaning it can age; while some lighter examples of Valpolicella peak at five years of age, a well made Valpolicella can drink well after a decade or more.

Along with red cherry and plum fruit, a typical Valpolicella has a pleasant spicy quality with notes of cumin, cedar and cinnamon. Pair these wines with hearty preparations, including game birds, stews and roasts.

The Valpolicella name is also used for two other wines from this district, both made with the same red grapes. One is Amarone della Valpolicella, a powerful red wine made from naturally dried grapes; this wine can age for three of four decades in the best instances. The other is a luscious sweet wine called Ripasso della Valpolicella, also made from dried grapes, but with fermentation halted to retain some degree of residual sugar.