A primer on one of Italy's greats.
Sometimes columnist W. Blake Gray thinks the cheapest wine is the best.
Sometimes, cheaper can actually be better.
The Tommasi wine is classic, beginning with a waft of fruit underlain with leather. 92 points. Highly Recommended.
What makes Amarone della Valpolicella unique?
The dominant grape in Valpolicella, Corvina becomes a better-than-average table wine from Sartori di Verona. The winery, located in northeastern Italy, gives this wine an ample dose of oak at 12-24 months but the tannins and finish remain smooth. There is a lovely hint of cherry on the palate which evolves to sour cherry on the finish. It is a medium-bodied wine that comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Pair with simple pasta dishes, pizza, or mild stews.