2013 Castellani Michele Amarone della Valpolicella Cinq Stelle
A rich hint of wood smoke accents flavors of wild raspberry, dried thyme and singed orange peel in this finely meshed, medium- to…
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Amarone Cinque Stelle is an excellent masterpiece. This is the best result that it’s possible to obtain from a careful selection of the grapes Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara after a drying process for about 3-4 months. Thanks to this process we obtain a wine with an amazing concentration of sugars, tannins and extracts. After that, grapes undergoes a soft pressing process and a slow fermentation for over 40 days at controlled temperature with skins. Aging in wood barrels: 60% Slavonian oak barrels of 5000 litres and 40% in French barriques for about 3 years. Bottle fining for about one year.
The bouquet consists of sour black cherries, blackberries jam, spicy aromas, tobacco and pepper. The palate is smooth and elegant, with soft tannins and with a fruity finish.
Wine Spectactor (WS)
A rich hint of wood smoke accents flavors of wild raspberry, dried thyme and singed orange peel in this finely meshed, medium- to full-bodied red. Shows good focus through the grippy finish and opens nicely in the glass. Drink now through 2027. -An (07/31/2017)
Vinous Media (VM)
Medium-dark ruby. Forward aromas and flavors of ripe red cherry, cinnamon and faded flowers. Fresh, easygoing and light on its feet, though still youthfully chewy and extracted, but more graceful and better balanced than the Colle Cristi, maybe because of a slightly higher percentage of Molinara. A blend of 75% Corvina, 20% Rondinella and 10% Molinara, the grapes are air-dried for four months and aged for three years in used large oak barrels and barriques. -Ian D’Agata (05/2017)