James Suckling 91
Fresh and tight with lovely chocolate, blueberries and orange peel on the palate. Medium body. Bright and chewy. Drink or hold. JS
50 Corvina, 15 Corvinone, 20 Rondinella, 5 Molinara, and 10 Oseleta
A dark ruby-red color, with the fragrance of pepper, fruit marmalade (cherries, prunes) and spices, licorice and ginger. Excellent with roasted meats and cheeses.
The grapes used to make this wine are harvested from the hills of San Pietro in Cariano and Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella. Pressing and destemming takes place immediately after harvesting. Fermentation with a good maceration and at least two pump-overs per day follows the first racking. The re-fermentation on the marc of Amarone in January ("ripasso"), gives the wine deeper color, structure and alcohol. The wine ages in Slavonian oak barrels followed by time in the bottle before release.
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The Farina family has roots in agriculture and winemaking tracing back to the beginning of the 16th century. Inspired by this long family history, Remo Farina was able to combine the most modern concepts in winemaking technology with ancient, time-tested methods to produce rich, elegant wines. Today the winery is managed by the new generation and continues to produce lovely fresh white wines and exquisite red wines that have great body and balance with a wonderful combination of sweet fruit and traditional dried fruit blended with earthy undertones and a dry complex pleasant finish. Farina's Valpolicella and Amarone wines are among the best-priced quality wines from this region. Every year Farina experiments with winemaking techniques in the cellar. This led to the introduction of Farina's new Appassilento wines, which are wines that spend a longer time in the vinification process resulting in a rich, elegant wine with layers of nuance.
Farina's efforts have been recognized worldwide. In 2015, Farina was named "Best Italian Wine Producer of the Year" at the 46th International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) and aslo received a Gold award for the best variety of indigenous grape with their Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva Montefante 2010. At the 48th IWSC in 2017, they were awarded the 2017 Silver Trophy for the Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva Montefante 2011 and Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico 2014 and the 2017 Bronze Trophy for the Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Classico Superiore Montecorna 2015 and Bianco del Veneto IGT Appassilento 2016.
On January 30th, 2016 the 13th Anteprima of Reds from Valpolicella took place in VERONA and the 2012 Farina Amarone Classico was awarded first prize out of 76 wines. The blind jury was composed of renowned sommelier Luca Gardini, Pier Bergonzi, director of the Gazzetta dello Sport , the Master of Wine Christy Canterbury, Raul Salama, and journalist Marco Tonelli.
Luca Gardini, one of Italy's most famous sommeliers, ranked the 2012 Amarone della Valpolicella as 29th out of his lineup of the 50 best wines in the world.