SPERI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2012

This Italian red wine from Speri has a strong garnet red color and the ethereal bouquet of dried fruit. Full-bodied, warm, dry, all-encompassing to the palate.

An important wine of rare elegance that lends itself well to aging. This is a blend of Corvina veronese and Corvinone (70%), Rondinella (25%), and Molinara (5%). Pairs perfectly with beef, lamb, any blue or semi hard cheese.

The Speris began working as vine growers in Valpolicella seven generations ago. After many years of sustainable agriculture from the 2015 vintage obtains organic certification. The ultimate goal is getting as close as possible to a naturally balanced agricultural ecosystem, while producing excellent wine!

93pts - Gilbert&Gaillard: Dress intense garnet. Distinguished nose, stone fruits, brandy, soft spices, grass dries, licorice. Soft, silky, powerful, deep mouth, magnificent purity of the adolescent flavors, the well-made typified plant frame, the successful modern amarone.

94pts - Wine Enthusiast: Sweet and rich, with a big overlay of caramel, cola and burnt sugar. Sweet and gooey as that may sound, it has gorgeous balance and does not taste heavy or candied. Still, it's overtly ripe, as the cherry and plum flavors sing. Lip-smacking good, and fleshy.