I Filari Amarone Riserva 2016

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This isn’t any old Amarone, it’s an Amarone Riserva. Meaning it’s been aged for at least three years in oak.

It's made by Federico Cerelli, who’s also made some of Italy’s most iconic wines while he was winemaker at Antinori.

Federico consults with Fattoria San Cassiano in Valpolicella’s eastern side. This is the coolest part of Valpolicella and land is in high demand around here.

The vineyards sit at 400m, which is high elevation for these parts. This ensures a big difference between night and day temperatures, which gives lots of concentration and complexity to the grapes.

And the soil is made up of white marl and is very poor - meaning the vines struggle, and produce less fruit per vine. Again doubling down on that concentration.

It’s the perfect raw material for making world-class Amarone - the grapes are dried for 30 days after harvest, increasing the power and complexity even further. The wine is fermented using ultra-modern, yet secretive techniques that only Federico and a handful of top wineries know about.

The wine is then aged for 3 years in French and American oak barrels, and you land up with a big, seductive monster of a red, just as good Amarone should be.

This is heaven for sipping gently by the fire (indoors or outdoors). Or with served with aged cheese as the perfect ending to a good meal.

Wine type Red
Grape(s)   Corvina 30%, Corvinone 50%, Rondinella 20%
Region of origin Veneto, Italy
Appellation  Amarone della Valpolicella
Vintage  2016
Alcohol %  17%
Oak?  Yes
Months in Oak  36
Type of Oak  French and American barrique
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 25 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 350 m
Soil type(s) Limestone, south west exposure 
Closure Type Natural cork
Is this wine organic? No
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential 10 - 15 years
Ideal drinking window 2022-2030

The former winemaker of Solaia and Tignanello, two of Italy's most iconic wines.

Read more about Federico here.

Brasato all'Amarone, a typical slow-cooked beef stew, popular in the restaurants of Verona. Take me there...

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Martin Power (Dublin)
Lovely Amarone, deep, rich mature wine.

One to savour and although not cheap it is good value for the quality of the wine.

Agreed Martin, it's a bit of a bargain for this level of quality – thank you for the review!

A.L. (Dublin)
Bang for buck

Filari Amarone Riserva 2016 delivered. A nose of fruit and spice. Big and rich on the palate. Smooth, oaky, long finish. Paired beautifully with short ribs. Great special occasion choice.

Such a wonderful review, thank you Aidan!

David Shiel (London)
Excellent to have on the shelf

I got 3 of these, enjoyed one, gave one as a gift. Then realised I only had one left, so ordered another 3. Won’t be sharing these (no judging please). It’s a calm, wonderful taste that I’m saving for late summer evenings with chance to sit outside.
It’s not the cheapest bottle I’ve bought, but is so good, I don’t focus on price

Siobhán ní Chofaigh (Dublin)
beautifully smooth and elegant

This is a very special wine.
Worth treating yourself now and again with

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