Meroni Il Velluto Valpolicella Triple Set (3 x 750ml) Classico, Superiore, Amarone - outstanding, elegant, traditional. This three bottle set includes Meroni's Valpolicella Classico, Superiore and Amarone. A truly elegant set of traditional Valpolicella. Il Velluto means Velvet in Italian, and these wines really are velvety smooth, delicious on their own or with Christmas dinner. Carlo Meroni took over from his father and continued the family legacy of producing traditional Valpolicella wines with minimum intervention from their ancient soils in the birth place of Amarone, Sant Ambrogio. Meroni wines are not for the faint-hearted. They posses an honesty and authenticity that is not all that common in a region where industrialisation has taken hold and modernism has had a profound effect on wine styles.
Valpolicella Classico is a light, pale red, that has a core of wonderfully concentrated, succulent berry characteristics and silky smooth tannin. The Superiore is made with partially dried grapes to add an extra dimension of concentration. It has a port-like aroma, deep dried fruits and hints of spice and liquorice, but still retains that incredible lightness and velvet smoothness. The Amarone is a piece of history in a bottle - the most traditional bottle of Amarone that you could ever drink. The grapes are dried for 120 days to increase the concentration of fruit, and then the resulting wine is matured in barrels for 5 years. The final wine is an incredible brew of dried fruits, mocha and coffee, wild flowers and liquorice. The palate is rich and opulent but the freshness of this nearly 10 year old wine is amazing, always with that trademark softness. For lovers of authentic Italian wine, this set is an absolute must. UK DELIVERY £6.95.