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Top Rated Amarone

Bertani's vineyards near Verona, Italy

Amarone della Valpolicella, or simply Amarone, is an Italian red wine made from the partially dried grapes of the Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara varietals. It was promoted to the status of Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) in 2009. After harvesting, the grapes are typically dried for 120 days, making for a stronger, more concentrated wine with minimal acidity. Alcohol content easily exceeds fifteen per cent.

The top Amarones we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

Allegrini
2008 Amarone della Valpolicella DOC
Veneto, Italy
15.5/20

$85

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Bertani
2003 Amarone della Valpolicella

Veneto, Italy
15/20

$120

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Cesari
2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC

Veneto, Italy
15/20
$63

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Masi
2007 Costasera Amarone Classico DOC

Veneto, Italy
15/20
$60

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Montezovo
2006 Amarone della Valpolicella

Veneto, Italy
14.5/20
$n/a

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Serego Alighieri
2004 Vaio Armaron Amarone Classico

Veneto, Italy
14.5/20
$75

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Tommasi
2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Veneto, Italy
14.5/20
$72

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Bertani
2007 Villa Arvedi Amarone

Veneto, Italy
13.5/20

$50


 

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Cover image from Amarone by Kate Singleton
KEEPING THE TRADITION ALIVE
Amarone: The Making of an Italian Wine Phenomenon

In this slender book, Kate Singleton tells the story of Amarone and Veronese wine with the assistance of Sandro Boscaini, founder and president of Masi Agricola.

 


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