A property steeped in history, this wine estate has remained in the same family for 21 generations. It was purchased in 1353 by the son of the poet Dante and remains in the care of his descendants. In 1973, Count Pieralvise Serego Alighieri revolutionized Serego Alighieri's production by forming an agreement in which his family's estate would make and age the wine. It would then be bottled and sold by Masi Agricola, freeing up the estate's winemaking team to focus on grape quality. In addition to a variety of internationally recognized red and white wines, Serego Alighieri produces a grappa of Amarone as well as olive oils and honey. The 2004 Vaio Armaron Amarone Classico is a rich, dark, serious wine. On the nose it features cooked black cherry, black plum and vanilla. Up front, there are black currant and dark chocolate syrup flavors as well as a bramble note that carries throughout. Toward the back, the cherry and plum notes return with lingering vanilla and cinnamon on the finish. Try it with pasta dishes in a classic tomato sauce. A complex wine, it would also work well with simple foods like venison sausage or roast chicken. Those with a sweet tooth should try it with dark chocolate.