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Quinterelli Valpolicella 1994...

December 13 2001 at 3:37 AM
Saturn  (Login Stheno)

 

If you like your wine with some hair on its chest then maybe try an Amarone. Very alcoholic and opulent. Amarone is a Valpolicella, in that it's made from Crvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes, but whereas standard Valpolicella is light, elegant and fruity, Amarone is anything but.

The grapes are dried naturally on mats for about four months making what juice they have left very intense and characterful. Others that I've tried have generally been spicy and dark with strong alcoholic noses.

I haven't actually tried the Quinterelli, but did look at sitting there last night and thought I'd do a quick and dirty right up to whet the appetite.

Regards,

Andrew.

 
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