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2015 Vaio Armaron Amarone, Serego Alighieri, Veneto, Italy


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2015 Vaio Armaron Amarone, Serego Alighieri, Veneto, Italy

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OVERVIEW

From the best vintage of the last 30 years; this full bodied, complex Amarone is supremely well made and will improve over time to be something really very special and has just entered into its drinking window. The Serego Alighieri label is within the Masi fold; masters of Amarone.

An important Amarone with extraordinary power and complexity: a classic in the Italian winemaking portfolio. This is the icon wine of the historic Serego Alighieri estate and comes from the eponymous vineyard, the source it seems of the very name Amarone itself. Its elegant personality is enhanced by the use of the Serego Alighieri clone of the Molinara grape and by ageing in cherry-wood casks, as family tradition dictates.

CRITIC REVIEWS

Perfectly ripe aromas of black plums and black cherries, both brooding and elegant, rush out of the glass. Supported by notes of Dutch cocoa, espresso, and a dried bouquet of herbs and flowers. The lush palate is full of dark fruit flavors with fine and firm tannins and a pop of acidity. 96 Points. Wine Enthusiast

A deep but very fresh Amarone with mussel and sea-urchin character to the aromas of blackberries, wet stones, roasted herbs and a hint of balsamic savoriness. Very tight and nicely chewy, with plenty of dusty tannins that coat the palate before a long, chocolatey finish with savory cocoa-powder bitterness. Drinkable now, but better after 2023.94 Points. James Suckling

FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION

Perfect with red meat, game, quails, roasts and full-flavoured dishes. Excellent match for mature cheeses with bite, such as parmesan or pecorino. Fabulous full-blown after-dinner wine.

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

An outstanding vintage of superior quality, in fact the joint highest rated Amarone vintage ever according to Robert Parker's Wine Enthusiast. Everything went right in 2015 and the resultant wines are fresh and lively with plenty of structure for long term drinking.

PRODUCER NOTES

With a viticultural tradition spanning 650 years and 21 familial generations, Serego Alighieri is one of the Veneto's most well known estates. More recently in the early 1970's the domaine was acquired by the Masi Agricole family, this icon of Italian wine continues to produce Amarone wines of a far superior quality than the price point indicates. 

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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS

This wine should be stored around 12°C and served between 16-18°C. We recommend a minimum of 3 hours decanting before approaching this wine.

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    2015 Vaio Armaron Amarone, Serego Alighieri, Veneto, Italy

    Wine Card
    Wine Producer Serego Alighieri
    Wine Region Veneto
    Wine Classification Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC
    Wine Type Red
    Grape Variety Corvina/Rondinella
    Vintage 2015
    Vintage Quality Outstanding - Parker
    Maturity Will Improve with age
    Body Full Bodied
    Sweetness Dry
    Alcohol % 15.5%
    Bottle Type Burgundy 75cl
    Serving Temperature 16-18°C
    Food Pairing Red Meat, Pecorino & Pasta
    Awards 96 Points - Wine Enthusiast

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