Delio Amarone Della Valpolicella

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier 

DeLio Aamarone Della Valpolicella has a reddish brown color with a medium heavy stain and fat, slow-moving tears. On the nose the DeLio Amarone has soft, earth driven aromas of cherry, dusty earth, and a few savory aromas as well.

On the palate, the DeLio has a medium plus bodied mouthfeel. The front of the palate brings hints of cherry, followed by dusty terroir, bacon fat, and a little raisin on the finish. This Amarone has medium minus tannins, medium acidity, a slight hint of oak, and a lengthy finish. At $17 you would be a fool not to try it if came crossed it.  Cheers!  For more information on Amarone please read our blog below. 

Tansey’s Blind Rating – 91 points

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The Break Down

Dryness Level

Wine Selection – DeLio Amarone

Producer – Delio

Style – Amarone 

Region – Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella Classico

Varietals –  Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinoni 

Alcohol – 15%

Food Pairing – Filet mignon, lamb, beef, roast, red pasta

What is Amarone?  

Amarone is a dry red wine with an Italian twist. The grapes used in Amarone are picked at full ripeness in early October and then, the carefully hand picked grapes are set out on straw mats to dry out until late January or early February. The dried out grapes are then crushed and fermented similarly to any other dry red wine. The final result is a big red wine with big fruit, raisin, and earth characteristics balanced with high tannin and high acidity.  These wines are from the Veneto Region of Northeastern Italy and are typically in the $30 and up price range. Pair with special dinners like filet mignon, lamb, beef, roast, or red pasta and your favorite meatball recipe. For more read our blog on the Valpolicilla wine region