2016 Marion Amarone della Valpolicella

Veneto, Italy

One of the leading examples of Amarone made by a winemaker with 15 years experience at the great Quintarelli.

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“I was quite simply blown away by the wines I tasted at Marion. The vineyards are tended with maniacal passion, and that attention to detail comes through in spades in these wines.

Robert Parker

About The Wine

This incredible Marion Amarone is made from 100% dried grapes from their much sought-after estate vineyards, and it perfectly captures the dignity and brooding power of this famous wine style. Made with a blend of local grapes, with Corvinone and Corvina the majority stakeholders.

It's rich, yes, but it also shows incredible drinkability. It's a wine that will age majestically for many, many years to come.

What a wine. So dark, intense and powerful, yet so elegant and refined.

About Marion

With a list of accolades as long as your arm, it's fair to say the wines of Marion are some of the finest in Veneto.

The current winemaker, Celestino Gaspari, worked in the cellar alongside the great Giuseppe Quintarelli for 15 years before taking on the role at Marion. With that sort of resume, it's little wonder the wines are now receiving wide acclaim.

Owned by Nicoletta and Stefano Campedelli, the beautiful Marion estate in Valpolicella covers about 21 hectares, but the winery only produces only about 70,000 bottles a year. Several celebrated Amarone producers take much of their sought-after fruit - mostly Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone and Croatina, plus some rare Teroldego and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Stefano and Nicoletta Campedelli
Stefano and Nicoletta Campedelli
Veneto, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

Blend : Corvinone (45%), Corvina Gentile (25%), Rondinella (25%), Croatina (10%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2038
Bottle Size : 750ml

Stefano and Nicoletta Campedelli
Stefano and Nicoletta Campedelli
Veneto, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Vinous.com

"The 2016 Amarone della Valpolicella is a sleeping giant, wafting up with a hauntingly dark and layered display of crushed stone, black cherry, lavender, dusty earth, animal musk and hints of Indian curry. It’s deeply textural, velvety, yet light on its feet, with penetrating dark fruits offset by zesty spiced orange and minerals, as fine tannins slowly saturate. It finishes structured with cheek-puckering tension, resonating on notes of red currant with hints of baker’s chocolate. There’s so much power here and depths unseen, which will take time to fully emerge. If tasted blind, you’d be hard pressed to call this out as Amarone, and I mean that in the best possible way." Eric Guido(Vinous.com)

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