Stefano Accordini Amarone.
Rondinella, Corvinone, Corvina Veronese, Molinara
Valpolicella Classico DOC , Valpolicella, Italy
The grapes that make up this wine are dried in an open ended loft so that they dry slowly. This gives deep intense flavour. Earthy spice,dark rich,luscious. This Italian red wine must be opened to allow it to breathe for around 2 hours in advance or simply decant. You will be well rewarded down to the last drop. One of many Vegan friendly wines available from Wines Direct.
- Rondinella, Corvinone, Corvina Veronese, Molinara
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Stefano Accordini’s family involvement with wine started early in the 20th century when Stefano’s father Gaetano Accordini bought 5 ha of vineyards in the hills between Verona and Lake Garda. Stefano continued his father’s passion for producing Valpolicella wine on their family vineyards all his life and was followed by his sons Daniele and Tiziano (pictured). In turn, the current generation of Accordinis; Giacomo, Paolo, and Marco, have inherited the love for Valpolicella and a place in their family enterprise.
It might seem like stating the obvious, but you get something really special when four successive generations dedicate themselves to producing and refining one particular style of wine. With a total of 10 ha under vine, the Accordindis know every inch of their land intimately. The vineyards have south-eastern exposure and a balanced soil composition perfect for growing the Corvine, Rondinelle and Corvinone grapes that go into the Accordini Valpolicellas.
"Heather, eucalyptus and spice on the nose. Sweet oak vanillins are present but restrained. Well-integrated morello cherry and figgy-fruit concentration."
"Quite a herbal nose, with a great concentration of cherries and dark plums on the palate. A luscious mouthfeel and a long finish."
"Amarones generally strike me as clumsy, over-baked wines (when you see how the big producers work, you can see why). But this is an exception. Despite its steroidal level of alcohol, it remains elegant, silky and, above all, fresh. It has ripe blueberry, even a touch of cassis and no bitterness. 16% abv."
The family estate extends over 4 hectares situated in Negrar, the heart of Valpolicella, in a place called Bessole. These vineyards are a precious source of great satisfaction thanks to their southern-east exposure and their soil, which is well balanced