Giacomo Montresor 'Amarone "Cantina Privata Del Fondatore' 2016 ~ Veneto, Italy
90/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2015 Vintage)
Silver - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2015 Vintage)
The Winemaker "Ripe red fruit and an austere velvety taste with aftertaste of almond, blackberry and spices." (2015 Vintage)
The famous French Montresor family moved from France to the Veneto region of Italy near Lake Garda in the 19th Century. They chose an area renowned for its morain soils to establish the family's vineyards and viticulture businesses. After four generations of wine-making, Giacomo Montresor has firmly established itself as a reference point for Valpolicella wines.
Amarone della Valpolicella is an intensely flavored dry red wine made from dried (passito) grapes. It is made in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, and is one of the region's most prestigious red wines. Amarone wines from this region are in particular often described as the pinnacle of this wine type.