Friday, October 15, 2010

Tommasi Amarone 2006, Veneto Italy


Variety: Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara
Producers: Tommasi
Specification: DOCG
Vintage: 2006
Region: Veneto, Italy
Price: $60.00

Appearance: Clear, Deep ruby, lots of legs
Nose: Clean, medium+ intensity, developing, black fruit, dried fruit, plum, black cherry, black currant, jam, chocolate, jam, leather, stew, almost savoury.
Palate: Dry to off dry, medium acidity, medium+ tannin, high alcohol (15%), full body, pronounce intensity, plum, jam, herbaceous, raisin, meaty, fig, spicy, long length

This quality is a steal at $60 dollar, thanks to the unstable Euro and high CND.  I should go back and grab a few more.  This wine is relatively young and only gets better with age.  First sniff of this wine reminds me of Moroccan food with all the jam and dried fruit flavours. Delicious!  I should write up a guide on this wine soon too, but Amarone is technically produced in Valpolicella, North of Veneto.  The grape is dried before fermentation.

Quality: Excellent, ready to drink but should develop further

Pair with heavy food, such as Moroccan Lamb Tangine... nom nom nom

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