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Amarone della Valpolicella, La Formica - 2012

Item # 34671 750mL
$44.96/ Single Bottle
$539.52 $485.57/ Case of 12
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

La Formica is located on the eastern edge of the Valpolicella appellation, where it has been in operation since 1893. This is an overtly fruited style of Amarone with dark berried fruits and ripeness on the palate that calls for rich, aged cheeses or even a hearty braised pork with prunes dish.

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About the Producer

Veneto, Italy The story of La Formica began in 1893 with the construction of a small shrine dedicated to St. Vincent Ferrer to protect his 26 ha of vineyards below. Today, over a century later, the vines continue to thrive in the Cellore d’Illasi and neighboring territory of Tregnano, at the easternmost extremities of the Valpolicella appellation. The typical Scaglia Bianca soil, along with the...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


The red Corvina grape (a.k.a. Corvina Veronese) is the most widely planted grape in Italy's Valpolicella and Bardolino regions. In recent years, it has gained momentum as the best grape for making Amarone.



This is a very large region that produces all sorts of red wines, often from the Corvina grape, that range from light, early-drinking, Beaujolais-esque efforts to hulking dried-grape monsters like Recioto and Amarone.