Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C. 2006

Le Ragose

Terroir: Le Ragose Amarone is produced from estate vineyards sitting about 1,200 feet in elevation. The vineyards are ideally situated with a southwest exposure and soils of clay and magnesium, calcium and iron based gravel. Vines average 30-60 years old.

Vinification: Following harvest the grapes are laid out in single layers in small wooden boxes where they will slowly dry until January or February. Once dry, the raisined grapes are fermented for up to 30 days with indigenous yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where they will stay for a period of 12 months followed by 4-5 years in large Slavonian oak casks.

Additional Information

Le Ragose Amarone shows dense, ripe and lush berries with a hint of dark chocolate. This is a wine of power and elegance, harmonic and enticing. The finish is long and satisfying. Excellent with wild game birds, wild goat, risotto all’Amarone, Gorgonzola cheese, dark chocolate desserts, cheesecakes, hazelnut and almond desserts.

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    "Dried plum, grilled bell pepper, exotic spice, chocolate and savory herb aromas waft out of the glass. The structured palate delivers prune, graphite, licorice and tobacco alongside big but polished tannins. It has a succulent finish, closing on a mineral note."
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
    "The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is slightly muddled at first, but give it a few minutes and this wine opens to pretty aromas of dark prune, wet earth, leather, dried fruit and black cherry. There’s a pretty note of sweet cherry on the close and this aged Amarone delivers an immediate and approachable drinking style. Drink: 2014-2020."
  • Score: 93 Points

    Snooth Editorials Author: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
    "The gorgeous nose, shows off brilliant aromas of sweet herbs, complex middle eastern spice, dried herb stem, and rose stems. Elegant and wide open in the mouth, there are lovely red fruit flavors here, redolent of raspberry juice, then tobacco, bitter wild cherries, and a little cinnamon add engaging complexity. Fine ripe tannins keep this lively and fresh in the mouth, and through the finish which is long, persistently fruity, and clear as a bell with notes of dusty minerals emerging on the finale."

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