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Villabella "Fracastoro" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C. 2000 (Veneto, Italy) - [WE 90]
Villabella "Fracastoro" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C. 2000 (Veneto, Italy) - Wine Enthusiast [90 pts]


 
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Winery: Villa Bella
Varietal: 70% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella, 10% Corvinon
Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Vintage: 2000
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: VILLABELLAFRACASTOROAMARON00-W

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About This Wine:

Amarone della Valpolicella is the unquestioned king of the wines of Verona. It is made with the ancient production method followed to make Recioto. This history of how that process for making sweet wine turned into a process for making a dry red wine is now legend. From the beginning of the 20th century it has been called "Amarone" from the adjective "amaro" meaning "bitter" to distinguish it from the sweet version of the Recioto. The unique feature of this wine is the indigenous grapes of Valpolicella: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara. Another unique characteristic of this wine is the process of vinification: grapes are dried till February – March, a fine example of dry red wine refined in wooden barrels.

This is a majestic wine that has great structure and is extremely long lived: it is only produced in the very best vintages. It is dedicated to Girolamo Fracastoro (1478-1553), medic, philosopher, poet and the author of literary works on wine, who lived at Incaffi, in the hinterland of Lake Garda. First vintage produced: 1998


What Does It Taste Like?

70% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone. The drying of the grapes lead to a wine that has a silky thick mouth feel, and is concentrated in rich, burnt plum flavors, along with elegant fruity and spicy notes and ending with a cedar wood finish. Great with any heavy meal, it is designed to pair with aged cheeses like Gorgonzola..


Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This is a densely concentrated wine with lush and traditional notes of apple-cherry, cherry liquor, black chocolate and spice cake. What you notice most in the mouth is the wine’s almost excessive sweetness that is well framed within a context of firm tannins and good length. Imported by Wine Wave."  - M.L.  (12/1/2007)



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