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Castelforte Amarone Della Valpolicella 2013 Wine Review

Castelforte Amarone Della Valpolicella 2013

Castelforte Amarone Della Valpolicella 2013

Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2017-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Castelforte

Agent: Azureau Wine Agency

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Juicy with sweet black cherry aromas on the nose. Full-bodied with layers of dark fruit and smoke. Pair with prime rib.

Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: chicken piccata, veal parmesan, vegetarian pizza.

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This Castelforte Amarone Della Valpolicella 2013 was reviewed on July 22, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

What a beauty! Lovely layered red plum, allspice, anise, dried figs, cedar, cigar box, and aged leather notes linger on the palate. A gorgeous complexity, full-body, smooth and meditative. The value is borderline Tasted July 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is surprisingly low-priced for an Amarone, which almost always demand at least over $30. It's made with Corvina and Rondinella. It was dessicated for close to a hundred days in a drying-house and then vinified and stored in large oak vessels.
Like most Amarones, it is quite bold. High alcohol, juicy, some tannins (though not as much as is typical in many Amarones). This one is best classified as a juicy, softer variant of the Veronese blockbuster.
It still needs breathing time and I might not suggest cellaring it for as long as you might other Amarones, but it is nonetheless delicious and a bargain.
Pair this with duck ragout pasta or fresh figs.
Castelforte (2013) is an Amarone Della Valpolicella from the Veneto wine region. Great price on this nicely built and food-friendly red with a lot of red berry, cherry fruit, roasted red pepper and dried fig flavours. Pair with firm cheeses or dark chocolate. - Community Wine Reviews

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