2016 Bussola Amarone della Valpolocella

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$69.99

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Long and creamy, this compact, concentrated, full-bodied red swathes supple tannins in a cloak of sun-dried cherry and date fruit flavors, with aromatic hints of candied orange peel and eucalyptus and a minerally underpinning that echoes on the finish. Drink now though 2029.

About Bussola Winery

Originally trained as a stone mason, Tommaso Bussola took over his uncle’s Valpolicella estate – with its prized old vineyards in the heart of the Classico zone – in the mid-1980’s. While vineyard work came naturally to him, he experimented relentlessly, and absorbed information and ideas from every source available. By the late nineties, his style had matured, and his wines had become world-famous for their incredible intensity of fruit.

The key is the age of the vines and the low-yielding ancient clones: Corvinone (giving the wine depth), Corvina Grossa and Rondinella. Small percentages of old vine Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dindarella and Pindara round out the cepage, along with new experiments like Teroldego. Tommaso produces two levels of wine; ‘TB’ are his finest, made from ruthless selection from his best sites, and ‘Classico’ rate near the summit of the Valpolicella pyramid. All of the production comes from estate fruit.

2016 Bussola Amarone della Valpolocella

$69.99

8 in stock

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Tasting Notes

Long and creamy, this compact, concentrated, full-bodied red swathes supple tannins in a cloak of sun-dried cherry and date fruit flavors, with aromatic hints of candied orange peel and eucalyptus and a minerally underpinning that echoes on the finish. Drink now though 2029.

About Bussola Winery

Originally trained as a stone mason, Tommaso Bussola took over his uncle’s Valpolicella estate – with its prized old vineyards in the heart of the Classico zone – in the mid-1980’s. While vineyard work came naturally to him, he experimented relentlessly, and absorbed information and ideas from every source available. By the late nineties, his style had matured, and his wines had become world-famous for their incredible intensity of fruit.

The key is the age of the vines and the low-yielding ancient clones: Corvinone (giving the wine depth), Corvina Grossa and Rondinella. Small percentages of old vine Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dindarella and Pindara round out the cepage, along with new experiments like Teroldego. Tommaso produces two levels of wine; ‘TB’ are his finest, made from ruthless selection from his best sites, and ‘Classico’ rate near the summit of the Valpolicella pyramid. All of the production comes from estate fruit.