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Vantorosso

2016 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

90

A blend of 50% Corvina, 45% Corvinone and 5% Rondinella, matured in new barriques for about 18 months; bottle aging for 14 months. Medium-intense ruby red; aromas of black plum, medicinal herbs and sour cherry preserves. Medium-full with ripe black fruit backed by good acidity and medium-full tannins that are a bit aggressive now; the oak notes are evident but not overpowering. This needs several years to lose its rough edges; peak in 10-12 years.

Italian Wine Report

Tom Hyland

3/1/2022

Vantorosso

2017 Rosso Veronese 'Vanni'

A blend of 40% Corvina, 60% Corvinone; the wine has undergone appassimento. Bright ruby red; aromas of black cherry, cigar and hints of bitter chocolate and forest floor. Medium-full, this is big and ripe, with evident wood notes, medium-weight tannins and balanced acidity. Some will like this wine for its rich, ripe quality, but it lacks direction and finesse. Peak in 5-7 years. Very Good

Italian Wine Report

Tom Hyland

3/1/2022

Vantorosso

2020 Valpolicella Classico

90

A blend of 50% Corvina, 45% Corvinone and 5% Rondinella, this is aged in stainless steel. Bright, medium-intense ruby red; aromas of tart cherry, red plum and a hint of black pepper. Medium-full, this offers good depth of ripe black cherry fruit on the palate, backed by medium-weight tannins, very good acidity and good persistence. I like the richness and the complexity of this wine � enjoy over the next 3-5 years.

Italian Wine Report

Tom Hyland

3/1/2022

Vantorosso

2018 Valpolicella Ripasso

88

A blend of 50% Corvina, 45% Corvinone and 5% Rondinella and matured in barriques for 15 months. Intense ruby red; aromas of black cherry, tobacco seed and clove. Medium-full and ripe, this has a distinct chocolate raisin character that will appeal to some; there is good persistence and acidity, while the tannins are nicely balanced. Better in 2-3 years, pair now with game or most red meats; peak in 5-8 years.

Italian Wine Report

Tom Hyland

3/1/2022

Vantorosso

Terra Rossa

2018 Rosso di Montalcino

89

An immediate polished-cedar note on the nose, together with raspberries and red cherries. Medium-bodied with some light-grained tannin and a bright, spicy finish. The oak dominates. Drink now.

James Suckling.com

James Suckling

1/3/2022

Terra Rossa

2017 Brunello di Montalcino

91

Blackberries and some red fruit on the nose, following through to a medium-bodied palate with fine, firm tannins and a more mineral finish. Lacks a little fruit depth mid-palate. May broaden out with time. Try from 2023.

James Suckling.com

James Suckling

1/3/2022

Tenute Emera

2017 Anima di Negroamaro

2G

Due Bicchieri - very good to excellent wines in their respective categories

Gambero Rosso

Gambero Rosso

4/1/2022

Tenute Emera

2018 Anima di Negroamaro

2G

Due Bicchieri - very good to excellent wines in their respective categories

Gambero Rosso

Gambero Rosso

4/1/2022

Tenute Emera

2018 Primitivo di Manduria

2G

Due Bicchieri - very good to excellent wines that went forward to the final tastings

Gambero Rosso

Gambero Rosso

4/1/2022