£80.95/ 0.75 L btl
A great classic, almost a symbol of the denomination, Amarone Bertani expresses a garnet color and a very articulated nose, fruity with cherry, blueberry and currant jam, and dotted with cocoa, cinchona, cinnamon and rhubarb. Mineral and chalky in the background, it therefore also shows a certain minerality, which however announces a full and opulent but at the same time austere and balanced sip. Solid tannins and lively freshness, among the most significant in the category, for their part announce a sure and deep longevity.
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Ratings and awards
|2010||95 SK||3 GR||3.5 VA|
|2009||96 PK||3 GR||4 VA|
|2007||94+ PK||3 GR|
Not quite what I hoped for
I thought there was something harsh about it. Maybe it would have needed to breathe even longer? The Trabucchi Amarone della Valpolicella 2008, also available here, was lovely though and just what I would expect from an Amarone.
Good but not the best Amarone
I'd heard that this wine was pretty famous. It was very good, but for the price I think there are better Amarones. Like L'Arco Amarone 2011 and Le Ragose Amarone Caloetto 2008!
After having been a pupil of Dr. Guyot in Burgundy, in 1857 Gaetano Bertani returned to Venice to put into practice the most modern systems of vine cultivation. As a result of this, the Bertani name has passed into both Italian and European wine history as the winery that brought to the Valpolicella the fundamental technique for producing wines in the classic style and impeccably balanced. Held in high regard since the 19th Century and served at the most exclusive tables of...