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08 May 2010

CORVINA


Tommaso Bussola BG Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2007

$150; cork; 28APR10; 90++ points
“Amarone” is a winemaking technique named with the Italian word for bitter or sharp. More precisely, the technique is called appassimento, and the wines are called passito, from appisire, “to dry” - the grapes are dried carefully on racks before ferment. Made mainly from the thick-skinned Corvina variety, the smaller-berried Rondinella, and perhaps some Molinara grapes, this wine was simple and honest and soft, with caramel chocolate comfort tones, and feathers and guts to remind you that you didn’t fight your way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian. Its finish involves a little turpene, like Tempranillo, and old harness leather, but there was very little tannin. This seemed a slightly shy, pink-cheeked, wallflower of a wine. I’m going straight across there to dance with her.

24 comments:

  1. I beat you Whitey. She's mine.

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  2. You guys can fight over her: I'm rockin with Joe Grilli's Moda!

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  3. 幸福不是一切,人還有責任。.................................................................                           

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  4. 向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

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  5. 成功多屬於那些很快做出決定,卻又不輕易變更的人。而失敗也經常屬於那些很難做出決定,卻又經常變更的人.................................................................

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  6. 教育的目的,不在應該思考什麼,而是教吾人怎樣思考............................................................

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  7. Sounds good to me - bit pricey for a wallflower although sometimes they prove to be the most interesting

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