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Ca'Erto Amarone Della Valpolicella 2016  - Invino

Ca'Erto Amarone Della Valpolicella 2016

Red Blends  |  Italy


Oh, Amarone. How do we love thee; let us count the ways. Made using little-known grapes specifically for this style of wine, we just can’t get enough! 91 points and as rich, spicy, and velvety smooth as it gets – this gorgeous Italian at a mesmerizing 50% off is one to load up on! 

This is one of those IYKYK wines. Amarone is deliciously rich and big and practically of the superlatives you can think of when thinking of a wine. It got that way because of its labor-intensive process that makes you drop everything and say, “respect.” It’s hand harvested then dried on wooden slats for more than four months before pressing, and then made into wine. The whole process is called appassimento (uh-POS-SA-MEN-to). Amarone comes from the Valpolicella region of the Veneto in northeastern Italy, so indigenous Valpolicella grapes are used, including, corvina and rondinella. This specific vintage of Amarone uses 70% corvina and 30% rondinella. This video is the perfect introduction to this fascinating winemaking technique for this fun and exciting wine!

I-only-drink-lighter-style-wine drinkers, beware. This is for the serious enthusiast who enjoys the concentrated fruit flavors, hefty textures, and brooding wine that accompanies Amarone. Black plums, anise, molasses, and cocoa are just some of the flavors that will burst in your mouth here. The Magnabosco family truly knows how to make great wines that leave an impression. We have yet to try one of their wines that didn’t leave us breathless. This is a great time to pick up this rare style of wine, perfect for aging or to drink right now with the heartiest of grilled steak, braised short ribs, or BBQ. Summer’s nearly here, so grab this wine and make all of your friends take a second look. Take away the 91-point review, and the incredible discount…and we still love this wine. Luckily, all that and then some is in play here, so what are you waiting for?

91 James Suckling -
There’s a potent, earthy note at first, but this blows off to reveal some decent, lightly spiced currant and raisin character that follows through to the full palate, which shows gentle intensity and light firmness. This will improve after another year or so in bottle. Try from 2023.

  • BlendCorvina & Rondinella
  • WinemakerGino Magnabosco
  • CountryItaly
  • RegionVeneto
  • AppellationAmarone della Valpolicella
  • Farming MethodOrganic Practices
  • Alcohol16%