Amarones by the score


See also Amarone – can quality be maintained?

The Amarone producers who submitted their wines to the preview (anteprima) tasting of the just released, or soon to be bottled, 2005 vintage in Verona on the last day of January in the grand but rather chilly surroundings of the Palazzo Giardino Giusti seemed pretty pleased with the results.

At the press conference prior to the tasting, oenologist Daniele Accordini outlined the characteristics of the vintage, one ‘promising longevity’: thick skins, ideally suited to the drying process (dried Corvina grapes pictured above); sugar concentration at the end of the drying...