Amarone "Campo Leòn," Latium-Morini
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Half-Bottle of Amarone "Campo Leòn," Latium-Morini - 2014

Item # 25659 375mL
$29.99/ Single Bottle
$719.76 $647.78/ Case of 24
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Tasting Notes

Liquidy and dense with pulpy ripe black plums whipped with dark streaks of licorice, this Amarone demonstrates the unique character of a wine made from a traditiional producer's backyard grapes. Obscure indigenous grape, Oseleta is even thrown into the mix. Aromas of wild flowers and rosehips emmante as the wine opens in the glass. The Morini family uses huge Slavonian oak tonneaux to mature the wine for 30 months after a temperature controlled fermentation. The wine spends 10 months in bottle before release.


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Staff Pick Notes

Quality over quantity. Do not be mistaken: this half bottle has a big attitude. Usually Amarone grapes, Corvina, Rondinella, and Croatina, are harvested in early October, and then laid out in drying lofts where they will lose 40% of their moisture. This process is called appassimento or rasinate (to dry and shrivel) in Italian. Basically, those raisins later turn into wine and after time passes this magical liquid turns into gold. We all know that the price of the gold rises every year, and so does the price of an aged wine. That is why most Amarone is so expensive. This bold red, has flavors of black prunes, cherries, raisins, and tobacco. It pairs well with anything from the wood burning grill, as well as Mexican chocolate.

- DK

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Corvina

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.

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Valpolicella

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.


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