Amarone della Valpolicella, which occasionally achieves alcohol levels of 17 degrees plus, is the pinnacle in the family of Venetian wines produced in the Valpolicella zone. This style shows great complexity of flavours, which may include plum/prune, Morello cherries, vanilla, balsamic, and dark chocolate. These unusually high levels of alcohol are achieved by semi drying the whole bunches before crushing, resulting in a juice with a high concentration of sugars and acids. In this Masterclass you will taste a selection of premium Amarone, as well as Recioto (a sweet version of Amarone), and Ripasso (a Valpolicella refermented on the skins of the Amarone). Special guest will be Riccardo Tedeschi, winemaker at Tedeschi winery, whose acclaimed wines will feature.
Panelists: Riccardo Tedeschi (Winemaker – Tedeschi Winery), James Scarcebrook (Importer – Enoteca Sydney), Rocco Esposito (Sommelier – Project Forty Nine)
Wineries: Tedeschi, Speri, Begali, Le Salette, Tommasi, Tenuta Sant’Antonio