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ZiRonda

ZiRonda
2015 Corvina Veronese, Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Regional Amarone

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 15%
ICEA Certified Organic
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34.99

ZiRonda
2015 Corvina Veronese, Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Regional Amarone

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 15%
Dusty burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of dried cassis, figs and dates, fresh parsley, plum pudding, and sarsaparilla with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a subtle, medium-long finish with touches of espresso bean and pickled radish with light oak flavor. An understated and pure Amarone that glides over the palate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried cassis, figs and dates, fresh parsley, plum pudding, and sarsaparilla
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of espresso bean and pickled radish
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An understated and pure Amarone that glides over the palate.

The Producer or Importer

Mack & Schuhle Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
1221 Brickell Ave
Suite 770
Miami, FL 33181
USA
1 786-388-0660

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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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