Category Archives: Amarone

Three Wines From Santa Sofia

This January I attended the presentation of the 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella vintage, and among the wines I tasted was Santa Sofia, which was a barrel sample and still not together enough to show very well. Stefania Romellini contacted me … Continue reading

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The 2009 Amarone: To be Approached with Caution

2009 was, once again, a modern high temperature vintage of the sort that those who planted their vineyards 20 or even 10 years ago couldn’t have foreseen. Put simply, it is getting warmer; before discussing 2009 the Consorzio’s agronomist told … Continue reading

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Three Older Wines

Like most people who write about wines, I often receive samples to taste – two of each kind the winery makes, lest one of the bottles be corked. The open bottles get drunk or given away, as do the lighter … Continue reading

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