The Veneto is home to Valpolicella and its bigger, bolder brother Amarone. Both wines are traditionally blends of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. Most basic Valpolicella is a light, fragrant, fruity wine made for early consumption. Amarone (made from dried grapes) on the other hand are rich, full-bodied, higher alcohol wines with aromas reminiscent of port. Amarone is a very unique wine. The Veneto is considered a cool-climate region where the grapes don’t attain the ripeness levels of warmer regions such as Australia or California. For this reason the grapes are dried on mats for months to concentrate the sugar levels. Because of the cool-climate the acidity levels of the grapes are maintained making a dense, slightly sweet wine with balanced acidity.
|09 Nicolis Valpolicella Classico (Corvina/Rondinella/Molinara)||40|
|2003 Nicolis Testal (Corvina/Cab/Merlot)||37|
|2003 Nicolis Amarone della Valpolicella (Corvina/Rondinella/Molinara/Croatina)||90|
|2006 Bertani Catullo Rosso(Cabernet/Merlot/Oseleta)||36|
|2006 Bertani Villa Arvedi Amarone (Corvina/Rondinella/Molinara)||80|
|2003 Zyme Kairos (17 different varieties of grapes)||175|