aldegheri - amarone della valpolicella classico 1997 - tasting notes

our notes are based on the WSET systematic approach to tasting:


clear bright, opaque purple ruby color with much lucsciou legs on the bowl of the glass


clean with a medium (+) intensity.  developping with fruity characteristics of stewed dark forest fruits - blackberries, blueberries and dark cherries.  with hints of black pepper and leather.


dry with a fairly balanced medium (-) acidity & medium tannin (round) with a high alcohol level and full body.  medium (+) intensity flavours much as nose but with more pronounced pepper and leather on the finish.  a medium and silky finish.


a good quality wine.  with a good level of acidity, tannin and fruit still present, a fairly complex wine, it is ready to drink but can age for further terciary complexity development.