Alpha Zeta 'A' Amarone DOCG 2014 Valpolicella Italy
Strong and intense on the nose with perfumes of dried fruits (mainly cherries and blueberries), alongside touches of spiced autumn fruit compote.
On the palate it is again strong but modern, with a lovely harmony of ripe tannins and spiced, concentrated savoury cherry fruit character. Hints of woodsmoke completes the sustained, enjoyable finish.
This Amarone was matured in oak (a mixture of large ‘botti’ and French oak barriques) for 18 months before bottling.