July 20th, 2009

skydive

New Wine

Italian Amarone

Italian Amarone is a very intense and complex wine, with a wide array of flavors and aromas. Deep ruby red, this heavyweight wine exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that lengthens on indefinitely from the huge volume of tannins. Delightful with food, Italian Amarone is often enjoyed by itself, sipped outside of mealtimes with good conversation and good friends.

The Brix was about 24.6, meaning a specific gravity of 1.100 or so. Fun is in a week or so when I get to add 900g sugar! Mmmmm.. Alkyhoool