Ca’Rugate Amarone Della Valpolicella 2011 (750ml/12)
The viticultural story of the Tessari family begins in the early 1900s. The estate has been called Ca’Rugate since 1986, taking its name from the volcanic hills on which the vineyard are found. The Ca’Rugate vineyards cover 58 hectares, 35 of which are located within the commune of Montecchia di Crosara in Valpolicella.
Due to the unique sunny microclimate and rich volcanic soil, these gentle sloping hills have always been a cradle for high quality wines. Ca’ Rugate uses only indigenous ...New York, New Jersey, California, Massanois Imports
An elegant Amarone displaying an aromatic profile of baked raspberry pie and roasted plums, with spice box, chocolate fudge and fig newtons notes intertwined to refined tannins and a touch of road tar on the finish.
Wine Enthusiast"Aromas of brandied cherry, crushed violet black pepper and a whiff of exotic spice lead the way. The round palate doles out dried plum, raisin, nutmeg, vanilla and a confectionary note alongside velvety tannins. Drink 20162021." - Kerin O'Keefe, Dec 2015
Wine & Spirits Magazine"Vibrant in its red berry and pomegranate flavors and sparked by notes of anise, herbs and orange peel, this is an elegant and vinous Amarone. For wine-braised duck." - Oct 2015
James Suckling"An Amarone with dried fruit such as raisins and sultanas. Full-bodied and very high in alcohol with a rich, juicy finish. Big, powerful style. Drink now." - James Suckling, Nov 2015