Deep garnet red with a brick-colored rim and opaque core, the wine shows clearly and brilliantly in the glass.
Already the first scent reveals that it is a mine of a wine. Dark it goes into the depth. How far is uncertain and filled with a good bit of adventurousness. What is certain, however, is that there is much to discover.
The scent of this Amarone Riserva resembles the display of the top-class treat stand at the fairground market. Candied baked apples and dried plums, figs and dates can be found there as well as dominoes and rum balls with dark chocolate, cotton candy and Turkish honey as well as stomach bread and roasted Viennese almonds. They are joined only by a breath of air from the leather pouch in which the dinky saleswoman keeps her rolling tobacco.
This is the beauty of when only the scent of a wine is able to play whole scenarios in front of the mind's eye...
Seized by the fullness of the story told by the nose of this Amarone, the 2012 Ravazzol Riserva DOCG of Ca' la Bionda presents itself powerful and consolidated on the palate. Sublime and majestic is its nature. The foray through the funfair market continues on the palate with the lights slightly dimmed. Opulent berry fruit is stripped of all kitsch and comes along flavorful pure with a generous handful of pepper spiced, but also with timpani and trumpets. Lush tannin, harmoniously balanced in the overall picture, gives irrefutable, yet controlled power. Long lasting, a remarkable impression remains, which leaves every sip of this impeccable testimony of its origin.
Food recommendations from Peter Müller
- Braised beetroot with radicchio and gorgonzola on pumpernickel au gratin
- Wild boar goulash with roasted autumn trumpets, pumpkin and roast potatoes
- Roast beef with beluga lentils, aceto balsamico, roasted onions and napkin dumplings
Cà la Bionda
Azienda Agricola Cà La Bionda, Via Bionda 4, 37020 Marando di Valpolicella-Verona / Italy