Italy > Wine > Red > Corvina
A very famous Italian red wine, from one of the legendary producers! "I wouldn't assign a terribly long drinking window to these wines (five years or maybe more) but there is no doubt that they are drinking beautifully right now," according to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. "The Boscanini family has recently been aggressively promoting Amarone as a cellar-worthy wine. Critics contend that wines made thanks to the appassimento process do not boast a long cellar life because the air-drying process (in which grapes lose about 30% of their water weight) erodes and desiccates the chemical substances inside the grape skins that help a wine evolve over extended periods of cellar aging. Sandro Boscaini argues this is not true and he has set out to demonstrate his point through a series of high profile vertical tastings and the commercialization of older vintages like the two I tried this year. Sandro has a point: Amarone is a long-term wine and I found that the onset of tertiary aromas is arguably slower thanks to the fact the wine is made from raisins. You never perceive that sudden gap between fresh and dried fruit with Amarone as you do with other Italian reds."
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