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La Marega Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOCG

La Marega Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
Italy

Red WineCorvina, Oseleta, Rondinella, Dindarella, Carvinone
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Lamb, Game Meat
    Pasta
    Rice, Farro, Paella, Orzo, Risotto, Grains
  • Color Dark ruby red color with garnet highlights
  • NoseIntense perfumes of black cherries, toasted almonds and cocoa bean 
    Almondalmond
    Black Cherryblack-cherry
    Chocolate, Cocoachocolate
  • FlavorElegant and structured with a long finish

Veneto At a Glance

Region Name Veneto

Veneto is an important wine region in the northeastern corner of Italy. In terms of geography, culture, and wine styles, it represents a transition between the alpine, Germano-Slavic end of Italy and the warmer, drier, more Roman lands to the south.

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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2016 James Suckling 94 Jun 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Vinous Media 94 Feb 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Advocate 94 Aug 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine and Spirits 93 Feb 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Vinous Media 93 Feb 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 89 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Enthusiast 93 Mar 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2016 James Suckling Deep, currant-like fruit on the nose, together with fresh flowers, some dark-chocolate orange and bright spice. The fresh and bright notes continue on the full palate with lightly firm, fruit and mineral-coated tannins. So much energy and drive here. Long, clean, mineral finish. Outstanding Amarone. Best after 2023. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media You can lose yourself in the bouquet of the 2016 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico La Marega, as violets and lavender give way to blackberries, cherry sauce, white smoke and hints of clove. The textures are like pure silk, seamlessly coasting along a medium-bodied frame while displaying a dense core of mineral-tinged black fruits. There’s beautiful symmetry here, with residual acids buffering the 2016’s fine-grained tannins. It tapers off youthfully structured yet with cooling minty herbs contrasted by hints of mocha. This is stunning. La Marega is a single-vineyard expression from the Fumane sub-region within Valpolicella Classico. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2015 Wine Advocate Here is another beautiful wine from Franco Scamperle and the talented team at Le Salette. The 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico La Marega is 70% Corvina and Corvinone with 30% Dindarella, Rondinella and Oseleta that sees five months of appassimento. You'll find slightly less residual sugar (with slightly less alcohol at 15.5%), which gives this wine more austerity and aromas that veer toward dark fruit, pressed blackberry, savory spice, mesquite and barbecue smoke. Try to find a ring of Bossolà or another sweet bread to serve here sliced along with Taleggio or Piave cheeses. Some 20,000 bottles were made. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2015 Wine and Spirits Fruit from La Marega, a cru in Fumane, yielded a bold Amarone in the heat of the 2015 vintage. Its flavors of warmed cherry, dark chocolate and baking spices weave together in a velvety texture. Already a well-integrated and complex wine with pinpoint acidity, it has fiery tannins that will benefit from at least five years of cellaring. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media The single-vineyard 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico La Marega shows hints of animal musk up front, yet quickly evolves into a fruitier display of crushed stone, clove and dried strawberries. It’s soft and fleshy in feel, with violet-tinged ripe red and black fruits and minerals coasting along a core of vibrant acidity. Energy remains high throughout the finale, even as a coating of fine tannin settles in, tapering off slightly chewy to hints of raspberry and inner florals. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator Rich hints of date, herb and balsamic accent the sun-dried cherry, violet and spiced orange flavors in this medium-bodied red. Bright and lightly mouthwatering, with a creamy finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,666 cases made, 100 cases imported. –AN Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2014 Wine Enthusiast Enticing aromas of cassis, exotic spice, dark berry and baking spice form the nose. The concentrated savory palate delivers black cherry jam, ripe black plum, star anise and white pepper alongside fine-grained tannins. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review