Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011


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Veneto, Italy

Vinous 95 points!

Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a classic red wine gem made from the Veneto region in the northeast of Italy. This beautiful blend of Corvinone, Corvina Grossa and Rondinella is the perfect red to enjoy with good friends over a rich meal. When Veneto legend Giuseppe Quintarelli was asked years ago to name the region's next superstar, he didn't hesitate: Tommaso Bussola. Today Bussola's wines have become world-famous for their incredible intensity of fruit and he has been awarded numerous Tre Bicchieri honors from Gambero Rosso. In the words of Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media, "These are remarkable wines of the highest level."

"Very deep ruby, almost inky in color. Multidimensional nose combines red cherry, raspberry syrup, gunflint, cinnamon, flowers and oak spices. Thick but magically light on its feet, with penetrating red fruit and very strong chocolaty flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity. The sweet and ultra-smooth finish saturates the palate with red fruits, chocolate and sweet spices. Sports a highish 17% alcohol by volume but you can hardly tell, a real neat trick for such a luscious, concentrated wine. Almost like drinking liquid chocolate with alcohol. Outstanding Amarone that will likely turn out to be one of the top three wines of the vintage."-Vinous 95 points!

Enjoy Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico over the next 15-20 years with osso bucco, roast lamb, lasagna, and aged cheeses.

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