Bertani Villa Arvedi Amarone Della Valpolicella, 2008, Veneto Italy

I often think twice about putting up reviews of Barolo’s and Amarone’s, primarily because most of you already know that they are, by far, my favourite wines and it’s very rare that I find one that I am not fond of. Bertani’s Villa Arvedi Amarone Della Valpolicella, however, was too good to not share with all of you.

Being created in Valpantena, the only cru denomination in the Valpolicella area, I expected to be  wowed by Bertani’s Amarone, and I was.  On colour, this Amarone holds a deep, full, ruby red hue, with sensational edges.  On the nose, the aromatic intensity is energetic and held scents reminiscent of smokiness, spice and chocolate.  On the palate, you are wowed with the full mouth feel of this wine and its refined tannins, robust fruitiness, and spicy undertones. Each sip of this Bertani  Amarone is a reminder of its superior vinification and elegance. If you are interested in introducing your palate to the world of Amarone, for the first time, Bertani Villa Arvedi Amarone Della Valpolicella, 2008, is a fantastic choice.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $38.95

We gave this wine a score of 5/5