The winter chill means it's Amarone season!
A mere 300 meters separates the Mazzi property from the renowned Quintarelli Winery. We've tried to find a better Amarone in the $50 category, and none impress us the way Mazzi does each and every year.
You will be hard-pressed to find a better Amarone at this price!
Amarone is a process where the grapes of the Valpolicella region are dried like raisins to produce concentrated berries; these berries are then fermented to a rich and wonderfully expressive Italian red that is like no other.
Aromas of dark berry jam, dried flowers, tobacco, dark chocolate, and aged leather fill the room. Plums and black cherries are surrounded by sweet spices and eucalyptus. Full and supple in the mouth, the wine lasts on the palate and finishes with layers of cherry cola, preserved fruit, and earth.
Run to your butcher and get your favorite cut of meat because we have the perfect pairing, Amarone! Another classic pair is pungent cheeses and/or a spicy diablo tomato sauce with this luscious red.
And, if you are going to run for a steak, you better sprint for some Mazzi.
THE MERCHANT'S MARK
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The Mazzi property is a mere 300 meters from the renowned Quintarelli winery.
Unlike most of the massive wines from this region, the high elevation adds an element of finesse to this particular Amarone. Aromas of dark berry jam, dried flowers, tobacco, dark chocolate and aged leather fill the room. An intriguing nose is divided between plums and black cherries, surround by sweet spices and eucalyptus. Large and supple in the mouth, the wine lasts on the palate and finishes with layers of cherry cola, confiture and earth.