2012 Fidora 'Monte Tabor' Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Veneto, Italy

$69.99 USD

Winemaker Notes
The Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG is obtained with a unique technique, that has been used since Roman time, called “appassimento”. The grapes are naturally dried for 3 to 4 months in the drying facility (fruttaio). During the drying process, the grapes dehydrate losing 40-50% of their original weight, with a consequent concentration of all their substances. During the month of January, the grapes undergo the “pigiatura” (squeezing out the juice of the grapes) and then the fermentation process for a month. Maturation is completed in French oak barriques and tonneaux for a period that may vary from 4.5 to 5.5 years. Then the wine is aged in bottle for a year.

Tasting Notes Colour: Intense ruby red with hints of garnet Bouquet: Complex, ripe red plum with hints of spices and dry fruits Taste: Dry, warm and intense, with a vigorous character and a pleasantly clean finish.
Overall Complex, ripe red plum with hints of spices
Mouthfeel Dry, warm & intense, with a vigorous character
Aromas Complex, ripe red plum with hints of spices and dry fruits. A pleasant clean finish.
Pairings BBQ, roasted or braised meat, lamb and game
Sustainability Certified Organic t, Vegan t, Biodynamic

Rated 90 Points Wine Enthusiast
Made with organically farmed grapes, this has aromas of iris, spiced plum and a whiff of mocha. The structured palate offers blackberry jam, espresso and star anise alongside fine-grained tannins. KERIN O’KEEFE