6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $206.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara
92 Points, Wine Advocate
The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Sant’Urbano is a beautiful, firm wine. Sweet, perfumed cherries, roses, leather, licorice and minerals come together nicely in this deceptively mid-weight, structured Amarone. Ideally the wine should be opened at least thirty minutes in advance to allow for some of the small imperfections in the bouquet to blow off. This is a gorgeous effort from Speri. Drink 2014-2026.
The Monte Sant’Urbano property in the municipality of Fumane: located on a hill at between 280 and 350 m./a.s.l., it benefits from excellent exposure to sunlight. The average age of the vines is high. Manual selection of the finest bunches followed by drying for around 100 days, with a loss of about 40% in the weight of the grapes. These are destemmed and pressed and fermentation with maceration takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. 24 months in 500 l. French oak tonneaux and 18 months in medium-to-large Slavonian oak casks. Maturation in bottle for 12 months.