Amarone & Valpolicella wines from 2016

Producers across the board are delighted with the wines from the 2016 Vintage, especially for their ripeness and deep concentration. These are wines that display great complexity and are structured for the long haul, with some examples that should offer 15-20 years of aging potential. “In 2016 the budding period and the harvest were similar to the medium of last 15 to 20 vintages,” says Gabriele Righetti, of I Vigneti di Ettore, a highly respected Amarone producer in the commune of Negrar in the Valpolciella Classico zone. “But generally speaking, the season was colder and more rainy than usual, mainly in the spring.”

“The 2016 vintage can be compared to the 2015 as we experienced a very hot summer,” remarks Silvia Giordano from Zeni, “but without reaching muggy temperatures such as 38-40 degrees Celsius (104 – 116) as happened for other vintages.”

At the Stefano Accordini estate in Fumane, Marco Accordini notes that the location of their vineyards mitigated the hot temperatures. “We are the highest winery of Valpolicella at 550 meters (1800 feet) above sea level, so thanks to this we did not have very warm days, even during July. It means that also 2016 vintage was excellent for us; for the composition of the grapes there was a high sugar content, good acidity and a particular richness in anthocyanins (deepness of color).”

Righetti recalls very beneficial weather in the late summer and early spring. “September, at the beginning of the harvest, the weather was more dry and windy, with high difference of temperature from day to night. What the plant had generated for its survival remained in the bunches, thus increasing the body and color in the wines.”

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Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico 2016

40,00
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Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Classico Superiore “Le Sassine” 2016

22,00
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Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG “Pietro Junior” 2016

34,00
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Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Classico Superiore “Seccal” 2016

22,00
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Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico 2016

39,00
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Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2016 Classico

65,00
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Valpolicella Superiore Classico 2016

58,00
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Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico “Firmus” 2016

34,00
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Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2016

42,00
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Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2016

39,00
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Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore “Verjago” 2016

24,00
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Santocciorosso IGT Rosso Veronese 2016

23,00
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Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico 2016

40,00
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Brolo Campofiorin IGT Veronese

19,00
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Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore “Campo San Vito” 2016

24,00
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