Cantine Riondo is an Italian wine producer based in the northeastern region of Veneto, formed from over 2400 winegrowers that cultivate more than 6000 hectares (15,000 acres) of vineyards. In the classic style, this has been crafted for centuries by hand-harvesting and drying the grapes for months to concentrate the flavours before fermentation, known as the appassimento process. It is amongst Italy's most notable and boldest red wines, with opulent, densely packed flavours of cherry, plum, raisin, and spice that are capable of decades of ageing, which produces unmatched depth.
Grow from Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone grapes, with small amounts of other local grape varieties, the wine follows the traditional Amarone production method; the grapes are dried in Riondo's temperature-controlled warehouse until the January following the harvest.
Amarone Riserva di Castelforte is an enveloping Venetian red wine made from Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella grapes: it represents the flagship label of the winery and is obtained each year by selecting the best barrels of Amarone, making it prolong the aging up to 48 months. Kaleidoscopic on the nose between notes of cherries in alcohol, blackberries, plums, spices, licorice and balsamic touches, it is velvety on the sip, full, enveloping and intense persistence.
Country/ Region: Veneto, Italy
Rating: 97 Points by Luca Maroni
Tasting Note: This new addition is the signature wine of Castelforte's winemaker, which was released for the first time this year with a very limited production of just 1,250 cases. Captivating nose of ripe red cherry, cassis, botanical herbs, smoke and brown spices. At once powerful and refined, with a multilayered quality to its complex, opulent red cherry, aromatic herb and honeyed flavors. Finishes extremely long and classically dry. A knockout Amarone Riserva. Alcohol 15.5%; Residual sugar 6.2 g/l.
阿瑪羅尼（Amarone）的全稱是瓦坡里切拉阿瑪羅尼（Amarone della Valpolicella），產自威尼托（Veneto）北部的瓦坡里切拉（Valpolicella）產區。Amarone憑藉其獨特的風格聞名世界，其風格強勁有力，口感飽滿。阿瑪羅尼（Amarone）位列意大利葡萄酒的最高等級DOCG級別。