This is one of the best-known Italian wines with great aging potential. It achieved top ratings from the world’s leading wine critics (92 points at the Decanter World Wine Awards and 94 points out of 100 from James Suckling). Amarone is traditionally made by partially drying out the grapes to ensure higher extract levels.
We recommend cellaring the wine for several years before drinking it to allow it to reach its true potential. The winery guarantees a minimum aging potential of 30 years, but feel free to enjoy the wine at any point during the cellaring period. If you purchase more bottles, you can follow the wine’s journey through the different stages of aging.
Amarone della Valpolicella makes an ideal gift for friends who have just had a baby and would like to have a bottle of luxury red wine to open on the child’s 18th (or later) birthday and enjoy together.
In fact, it is a great gift for any special occasion that will take place several years from now. You can give it to somebody as a present for a current anniversary that will become a milestone anniversary a few years later. Thus, one gift becomes two – an added benefit.