2009 Pietro Clementi Amarone Della Valpolicella: Review And Tasting Notes
What a wine, what great wine is Pietro Clementi’s Amarone della Valpolicella 2009, a supernova of concentration, extract, and structure, but all played on finesse and crazy aromatic depth. As soon as you taste it, you understand the value of the excellent Italian red wines bottle aging.
You can discover the true face of a complex wine like Amarone and how important it is to leave time for the wine to find balance and transform the edges into structure in the framework that will allow it to live for decades and decades.
The vintage of this Amarone della Valpolicella is 2009. That’s a lot of time, but consider that it has already spent 7 years in the casks and the bottle.
Yes, you read that right. If Amarone Riserva has to be aged for three years in cask to be called that way, this makes seven years more than double, but the result is incredible. So, this is why it is already very mature and evolved, but the matter is different.
That is, how fascinating, decadent, and sumptuous Amarone is when it reaches 10 years and embarks on such an intriguing tertiary evolution. The wines of the Pietro Clementi winery are made artisanal, preferring elegance and finesse instead of easy muscles and spices, immaculately and that they refine for a blunder of years in wood, helps to bring out an incredible finesse.
How Pietro Clementi Amarone della Valpolicella 2009 is produced
The Corvina, Corvinone, Molinara, and Rondinella grapes are left to dry for five months until February. Then they are pressed and fermented in steel. Aging follows this in barrels of different types and sizes for 7 years, an almost record. In this way, all the charge, the extract, the typical bitter taste of Amarone has the necessary time to transform, round off the roughness, and start a remarkable evolution.
Straight nose, all impregnated with black fruit in alcohol, mint, chocolate, alpine herbs, aromatic herbs such as rosemary, thyme, iodized notes, and a balsamic finish with a balsamic finish cedar and citrus scraps. It is a nose out of the ordinary for the intensity and depth, and precision with which the aromas emerge. Elegance and measure while being very exuberant. Endless ending with floral memories.
The years of fire and edges and the hyper-bitter flavors have passed. Now it is a wine of great finesse, with a tonic development.
Consistently very dense, warm, and sumptuous as consistency of flavors, but the fruit has turned to fruit in alcohol. The spices are fused in a statuesque body, wrapped in still vigorous tannins, which open in a rainbow of earthy flavors, roots, licorice, cinchona, cola, and cocoa.
Finish with black cherries, mint, and chocolate.
Overall it is a dense wine, but with a sapid finish in the finish and excellent development, despite the imposing structure and the not indifferent alcoholic charge.
This Amarone is a structured and tannic wine and deserves your best meat dishes, stews, risottos, and BBQ recipes: tacos, black truffle risotto, passatelli with Parmigiano fondue and truffle, bucatini all’amatriciana, roast beef, hamburger.