Something that you can’t exclude from a dinner with Italian food is a good Italian wine. If you are like me that you can enjoy a few hours with friends at a tabel with good food, you’ll need to try a “Amarone della Valpolicella”. This is a super quality wine, ok it costs a bit more than your average wine, but once in a while you need to spoil yourself with a good wine.
One of my favorite “Amarone’s” is from the winery of “Cesari”. This is probably because it’s the same surname as mine… This winery doesn’t only make Amarone, they have several labels like Bardolino, Valpolicella Ripasso, Classico and Recioto, …
This vineyard was founded in 1935 by Gerardo Cesari. A year later, the first wine was already sold. It originated from its own vineyards located on the shores around Lake Garda near Verona. In the early years the wine was sold mainly in the province of Veneto, but soon after the Second World War the activities expanded to the middle and south of Italy. Due to the good and consistent quality of the wines, Gerardo Cesari wines became increasingly famous.
Gerardo started with the production of Amarone in the town of Negrar where the wine house Cesari now has 30 ha. of own vineyards, which are exclusively used for the production of Amarone delle Valpolicella. It is mainly this wine that has contributed to Cesari becoming one of the best-known and best producers of Amorone. The latter is underlined by the immense number of awards that Cesari received for these wines in 2011.
Cesari Amarone della Valpolicella Classico has a ruby red color with aromas of cherries, plums, crowns and tobacco. It has rich flavors of prunes, dried red berries and herbs. The aftertaste is delicious and long.
The Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes are dried on racks until mid-January and then ripen for a minimum of three years. The Cesari Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is very suitable to let the elderly and remains fresh for 15 years without any problems. It is a highly concentrated red wine with a full flavor, which has a velvety finish in the elderly.