Tenuta Santa Maria di Gaetano Bertani - Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2015


The amarone is obtained using the traditional appassimento method, a natural drying process of Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone grapes, and long barrel aging, giving it a unique and immediately recognizable taste. It represents the full expression of the Veronese tradition and the more than century-old family heritage.

The wine has a ruby red color with garnet reflections. The impact of preserved cherry, spices, and dried rose petal lend complexity and elegance to the nose. To the palate, it has warmth and subtlety, well-structured and with a high alcohol content, balanced by velvety tannins and an elegant acidity and freshness.

"Sweet violets and roses give way to black cherries, balsamic spices and white smoke as the incredibly pretty 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva blossoms in the glass. This is an undeniably elegant and refined style, casting a polished display of licorice-tinged blackberries and savory herbs across a core of brisk acidity. The resulting expression is quite savory, tapering off long with building tannic tension that grows with each sip. Rich notes of mocha contrast fresh mint and salty minerals, as this finishes impossibly long with an umami feel. The 2015 gets an official “wow” in my book." - Eric Guido - Vinous

A refined expression of Amarone that will appeal to those looking for the more elegant, less extracted style. Deeply impressed how this wine is drinking; super fresh, expressive and savory. Tasted November 2021 with Gaetano Bertani at Vinonueva. Highly recommended.

Producer: Tenuta Santa Maria di Gaetano Bertani 

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto

Varietal:  Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone

Appellation: Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml