2019 Tedeschi Amarone della Valpolicella Marne 180
Tedeschi Amarone delle Valpolicella Marne is a beautiful ruby red wine with hints of vanilla, soft red fruit such as black currants, cherries and currants. Marne means marl, the wine is named after the type of soil and the fact that the vineyards are planted in a semicircle of 180 degrees towards the sun. The taste is strong, full and warm in structure, which is also nicely balanced. The finish confirms the hints of the scent of soft red fruit, which is long lasting and very soft. The scent is sultry and powerful, cherry stones, broad, currants and raisins, figs and plums. The wine is delicious from the start, but after a few years (5 to 10 years) this wine is even better. The grapes are picked by hand in September and left to dry on plastic trays until January. During this drying process, the grapes lose about 30% of their moisture and 25% of their weight. The grapes are pressed in January, after which fermentation takes place in steel vats at a controlled temperature of 15ºC. The wine then goes into Slovenian oak barrels for 2 years for further maturation, after which the wine is bottled. The aging process is continued in the bottle for a minimum of 6 months in the cellars of the domain.
It is not for nothing that this is one of the best Amaraone's and Tedeschi is one of those producers that is known for its very consistent quality. In terms of price/quality, it becomes almost impossible to find anything comparable in the Amarone range.
Marne means marl, the wine is named after the type of soil and the fact that the vineyards are planted in a semicircle of 180 degrees towards the sun. Amarone is a dry wine based on dried grapes from the Valpolicella region. Grapes are used for drying that are almost, but not yet fully ripe. They are usually picked at a sugar content that, in the event of fermentation, produces an alcohol content and greater flavor intensity. The result is a special dry red wine, particularly full and powerful. Good for no more than about 10% potential alcohol. The skin is then still firm, so that the grapes remain intact when drying. Moreover, the acid is still lively. Drying increases the sugar content, so that a higher alcohol content and greater flavor intensity are achieved during fermentation. The result is a special dry red wine, particularly full and powerful.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Amarone della Valpolicella|
|Winery||Azienda Agricola Fratelli Tedeschi|
|Grape||Corvinone, Rondinella, Rossignola|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||94|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Flexible, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch|