Ilaria Accordini Amarone Della Valpolacella 2015 Veneto, Italy
Amarone is one of the truly special wines of the world. The grapes are harvested and rested on straw mats for moths high in the lofts of the winey where they loose a considerable amount of their water. The result is a wine of such extraction that the flavors seem to jump out of the glass. These wines are generally higher in alcohol with tremendous fruit flavors and structure. This wine has a big, sweet nose if dark fruit, tobacco, spice mint and herbs. There’s also a coffee and cocoa presence on the finish making this a super complex wine that you want to keep drinking. If you’re into big wines like Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and extracted Cabernet, you will absolutely love this wine.
Pair with big, roasted meats, Pork Shank Osso Bucco, and big pastas.