Amarone della Valpolicella – Sartori Winery – 2012 ❤️

Amarone della Valpolicella – Azienda Sartori – 2012 – ❤️ I was expecting a much more concentrated still developing wine.. for my surprise it had a pleasant nose with an intense and very complex bouquet, but in the mouth it was short with an intense burning alcohol sensation (15% abv), a soft round tannin and flabby acidity. Clear, deep ruby red with garnet reflections, numerous tears, no deposit even though it was unfiltered

Clean, pronounced intensity, complex aromas of mature red fruits, cloves, leather, sweet spice like cinnamon, peper, vanilla from the oak ageing and fully developed (I promised myself that during Vinitaly I will retaste this wine to see if from the winery had the same organoleptic profile. Maybe the bottle I had it was stored in bad conditions.. I really hope so 🙂

Dry, medium – acidity, medium – tannin, high alcohol, full bodied, medium flavour intensity as it was covered by the intense alcohol, not balanced with a medium – finish, good quality but not outstanding, too old. High priced.
We’ve had it with different types of chees. The best pairing was with “testa nera stagionato – sheep origin” and not very Good with the more fresh and aromatic versions of Pecorino (pecorino nero classico, pecorino di Norcia, cacciotissima)
It goes best with charcuterie like the wine salumi, salame nursino, speck.


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