There’s a particular elegance here that is impossible to beat: The wine is spectacular overall, but never too ornate, and earns high praise for its purity. Aromas of resin, tar, apple and almond are distinct and vibrant and the wine delivers firm, dusty tannins and excellent length.
Here is a beautifully aged Amarone that shows profound grace and elegance on all levels. The nose is expertly weaved with cherry, licorice, white truffle, caramel and butterscotch nuances. A tight, fine grain texture characterizes the mouthfeel, and bolsters the wine’s enormous intensity and persistency of flavor. It is aged six years in oak casks.
Bertani keeps a library of vintages that remain available. This 2000 is absolutely gorgeous, with exotic spice, clove, milled pepper, black fruit, dried apple skin, tobacco and cola. The complexity is extraordinary and so is the smoothness and quality of its fine tannins. Hold this wine another 10 years.
Bertani is Amarone’s ultimate ambassador. This is a focused wine and has been carefully consistent over the years. Bertani has always portrayed appassimento—wine made from air-dried grapes—in the most sophisticated and elegant way. This expression shows exotic spice, dried fruit, cola and leather aromas. It could age for 10 years or more.
Aged in traditional oak casks for six long years, Bertani’s beautiful 2004 Amarone delivers the best of Valpolicella. It shows beautiful complexity and elegance that is articulated by tobacco, brown sugar, cassis and sweet tobacco flavors. There’s substance and length on the close with a delicately smoky aftertaste.
Fragrant and intense, Bertani’s 2003 Amarone delivers enticing aromas of spice, cola, mature berry fruit and smoke. You’ll feel power in the mouth—although the wine’s alcohol is beautifully integrated—and a long, satisfying finish.
Try this beautiful wine in order to understand how Amarone evolves and becomes more sophisticated with age. The aromas here are thick and penetrating with tones of dried fruit, cherry preserves, cola and resin. The mouthfeel is deep and concentrated and the finish is impressively long. A true classic.
Villa Arvedi has a fragrance of blackberry, raisin and exotic spices. The delicious palate delivers dense black cherry, white pepper, almond and chocolate flavors. This has a robust structure and surprising freshness for the vintage.