PRA Amarone della Valpolicella 2008
Notes from the Winemaker:
The wine has a vibrant ruby red color. The aromas are intense and complex full of jammy fruit, especially cherries and plums. The maturation process gives the wine elegant sensations of sweet cocoa and rhubarb mixed with pure liquorice. Spicy notes of intense, warm black pepper are also detected along with distinct mineral notes. The wine is a true expression of the terroir. It is flavorsome with good freshness thanks to the elevation of the vineyard and the high chalk composition in the marl soils. On the palate it is smooth and tannic and shows its potential to age. The intense fruit flavors include cheery jam. The finish is long and pleasant. The aftertaste has a clear sensation of sweet black cherries.
The wine pairs well with well-cooked meats especially meats that have been flavoured with spices and aromatic herbs. Ideal served with mature cheese. Surprisingly good served with dark chocolate. Perfect as a meditation wine.
|Appellation||Amarone della Valpolicella|
Wine EnthusiastThis robust Amarone has an earthy fragrance of underbrush, mushroom and tobacco leaf along with plum and spice notes. The dense, delicious palate offers rich black cherry, ripe raspberry, cinnamon and vanilla. It's concentrated, with a velvety texture.
Wine SpectatorWell-knit and silky in texture, with refined tannins framing the layers of dried cherry and black currant fruit. Aromatic notes of herb and spice show a deep accent of rich wood smoke that builds through to the lasting finish. Drink now through 2023. 600 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella is a fully loaded wine that follows a classic, albeit simple, lineup of ripe fruit and exotic spice. The spice element is particularly well-defined with accents of sandalwood, church incense and fragrant cedar that are almost overboard. This Amarone carries a heavy load of oak. Only time will tell if those wood influences can successfully integrate. Drink 2015-2022.
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