Amarone della Valpolicella Classico - David Sterza

Well-made Amarone is one of Italy's glories; it is a rich, deep-flavoured wine with a dry, bitter finish on the palate. It is made by selecting the ripest bunches of grapes, then drying them for several months on wooden slats or trays, and finally pressing and fermenting them. The effect of drying is to reduce the water content so that the wine produced has more concentration of flavour.
An enormous, muscular wine with tones of damsons and herbs that is best drunk with game or strongly flavoured cheese.