Aldegheri Amarone della Valpolicella 2016
Since 1956 this family business has been run by the same family. Seven family members are currently working in this unique wine domain. The region’s most famous wine, Amarone Della Valpolicella, partially dries grapes to increase concentration in a process called Appassimento. Northwest of the beautiful city of Verona in the hills above Sant’Ambroggio in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico is the vineyards that are, on average, 20 years old (running up to 35 years), and the vines are on thin calcareous soil. Produced according to the traditional method, after the alcoholic fermentation, the young wine matures for about 24 months in large Slovenian oak barrels, followed by a barrel-aging of 12 months on French oak barriques with a final bottle aging of 8 months.
Corvina is the main grape used in this blend and is known for its flavours of cherries and chocolate. As a result, this wine is deeply concentrated with aromas and flavours of black cherry, vanilla, walnut, and licorice.
Get this wine if you are looking for a bold option to go with a day of trudging and hunting your game meat. If you want to get authentic about it, put together a Sopa Coada, essentially a stovetop Lasagna.