Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico 2009 by Bertani
The seasonal trend of the 2009 vintage was marked by a very harsh autumn and winter, with heavy rain restoring water reserves that had been severely reduced in previous years. Thanks to this and a slightly higher than normal average temperature in March, budbreak occurred about 7 days earlier than the previous year. The season continued with very good, hot weather and in September a record of excellent day-to-night temperature swings guaranteed an excellent vintage period.
Assemblage: Corvina 80%, rondinella 20%.
Colour: Ruby-red, intense with very slight orange rim.
Aroma: Intense and approachable fruity expression, refreshed by notes of medicinal herbs and dried flowers.
Palate: Its power is never an end in itself. Instead, it works toward a seemingly never-ending full, savoury and succulent palate. Soft tannins, chewy on long finish, great balance with acidity, nice mouthfeel, and ending with an oaky character.
Ageing: Starting to really show what it has to offer, this one is only just getting into its stride.