2013 L'Arco Amarone Classico della Valpolicella DOC
Soon to be a cult classic! A totally beguiling wine, this is very traditional in style. The grapes are laid out to dry and raisinate for 100 days prior to pressing. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks, and the wine is aged for three to four years in Slovenian oak barrels. Only a tiny amount came into the United States! Dark plums, cherries, incense, chocolate, tobacco, leather and spice are some of the many nuances that emerge from the glass. The tannins are very refined and the finish is elegant and long.