2013 Mattielli Amarone della Valpolicella Italy

About the Wine

Hands-down the most labor intensive wine to make, Amarone is Italy’s top dog. Grapes concentrated under Valpolicella’s turquoise skies leave concentrated, robust wines with an irresistible mouthfeel that will leave you begging for more.When it comes toAmarone, the concentration and mouthfeel is irresistible—and Mattielli is second to none, with critic scores to back it up.

Made from the ancient technique of drying grapes to intensify the flavors and aromas of native Italian grapes, the ‘13 Mattielli combinessuperlative chocolate and black cherry nose with kirsch, cocoa powder and a touch of anise and herbs joining the palate. Anything but your average red, this Amarone is ready to rock your world, trust us.

Now a 4th-generation family venture, Villa Mattielli has the history and know-how to craft exquisite wines, and the ‘13 release proves it with unmatched flavors of ripe, candied fruit, sweet baking spice, and a finish that lingers for days. Dedicated to the vineyards above all else, Mattielli’s wines showcase Valpolicella’s soils and history like no other, with structure to age. A game-changer in Valpolicella, this is a can’t-miss red. The blend is Corvina 50%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 15%, Osleta 5%

Reviews

Gold medal (95 points) for Villa Mattielli with the new vintage 2013 of Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG! “Superlative chocolate and black cherry nose with kirsch, cocoa powder and a touch of liquorice joining the palate. Great complexity and uniqueness of fruit with a long expressive finish.