Tenuta Santa Maria "Riserva" Amarone

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Tenuta Santa Maria "Riserva" Amarone

Calling All Dal Forno and Quintarelli Fans!
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We're huge fans of Dal Forno and Quintarelli Amarones. At $300 per bottle, these two Valpolicella powerhouses make great special occasion wines.

But....

At $68, a fraction of the price, Tenuta Santa Maria's Riserva will blow you away. For 48 hours, take advantage of this Amarone Special. A "Riserva" Amarone no less.

You just don't see this quality at this price very often.

Intoxicating notes of preserved cherry, black and blue fruits, clove, dried rose petal, cinnamon, and oak spices. Voluptuous, but magically light on its feet, it has penetrating red fruit and hearty cocoa notes. Framed by harmonious acidity, a warm palate and velvety tannins, this Riserva will captivate you.

Nearly five years after the initial harvesting, the wine is bottled for an additional six months. Eight years old, it can easily go another 10 years.

Not just a powerhouse...

This wine is very approachable and graceful despite its heft. In fact, we highly recommend enjoying some now. Decant for 30 minutes and be wowed. The room will fill with crushed cherry and dried fig aromas.

By the way, if you are part of a wine tasting group that likes to brown-bag some of their cellar treasures, surprise your crowd and add to those evenings the 2012 Santa Maria Riserva Amarone. It is sure to be the favorite of the night!

Or, hoard this amazing Amarone (only 100 six-packs imported) for yourself and enjoy with the classic pairings of a grilled steak or spicy tomato ragu.

Enjoy!

$82.95 per bottle / $995.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

96 + / 100

Pour this beauty in a blind tasting with your friends - it is right there in quality with Dal Forno and Quintarelli.  Santa Maria's "Riserva" Amarone has intoxicating notes of preserved cherry, black and blue fruits, clove, dried rose petal, cinnamon, and oak spices. Voluptuous, but magically light on its feet, it has penetrating red fruit and hearty cocoa notes.  Framed by harmonious acidity, a warm palate and velvety tannins, this Riserva Amarone will captivate you.  


Product Details


Producer: Tenuta Santa Maria

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto

Sub Region: Valpolicella

Varietal: Corvina Blend

Vintage: 2012

Size: 750ml

Code: W6769