Italian Amarone with Skins

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SKU: 6185




Description:

Italy's most powerful wine, Amarone is renowned as a fruity, full-bodied, with rich intensity from the dried grapeskins included in the fermentation. Winexpert's Selection International Italian Amarone with Grape Skins is an intense, complex wine, with a wide array of flavours and aromas. Deep, nearly opaque red, this heavyweight exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that goes on and on, from the huge volume of tannins. Pair with grilled beef, strong dry cheeses (Parmigiano Reggiano or Asiago), pasta with meat-based tomato sauces, antipasto, veal or roast pork. The gripping tannin in this wine also makes it a natural for other red meats and game, and the fruit lifts up well herbed or spiced dishes.

Ready in six weeks.

Oak - Medium
Body - Medium-Full
Sweetness - Dry
Alcohol by Volume 13.5-14%


The addition of a grapeskin pack enhances not only the body, mouth-feel, tannin and color of the wine, it does so without increasing the need for extra ageing. These wines drink very well soon after bottling, and will improve on the same scale as regular Selection International: 6 - 12 months to achieve a high peak of flavor, and improvement for several years under good cellaring.

18 Liter Wine Kit