Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Nick's Wine: Amarone

Cousin Nick gave my wife a bottle of Amarone which we saved until his visit. Amarone is a fascinating wine made mostly from the Corvino grape in the Valpolicella region of Italy close to Venice.
Traditionally the grapes are laid out on bamboo racks to dry, thus concentrating the flavor. NIck brought us a 2004 Amarone Classico from Cantina Negrar. We served it with grilled quail over a bed of farro salad at room temperature. I must say it was a perfect pairing for lunch. The wine was big, rich, and complex, full of nuance and not at all jammy - a real treat! Thanks, Nick.


  • At 6:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Nice Nice

  • At 4:09 PM, Blogger Jonathan R Bates said…

    Amarone is a great wine from the Corvino grape in the region of Valpolicella (Venice). The grapes are laid on bamboo racks to dry out, thus concentrating the flavor. This wine is a real treat!
    Jonathan R Bates
    Wine Broker
    Chatsworth, CA


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