Bussola Valpolicella Classico Superiore Tb 2005 1.5Ltr
SKU 784711

Bussola Valpolicella Classico Superiore Tb 2005

Bussola - Veneto - Italy - Valpolicella

Professional Wine Reviews for Bussola Valpolicella Classico Superiore Tb 2005

Rated 93 by Decanter
The 2005 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico TB possesses wonder inner perfume, mid-palate density and fabulous overall balance. Cinnamon, cloves, plums, black cherries and licorice are some of the nuances that emerge from this soft, enveloping Amarone. The plushness and generosity of the fruit is quite beautiful. The 2005 is also approachable with a minimum of cellaring. (Vinous)
Rated 90 by Wine Spectator
This elegant wine offers light tannins and vibrant acidity swathed in a silky sheath, delivering dark, juicy red fruit flavors, with lots of kirsch and ripe cherry. Accents of sanguine, mineral, chocolate shavings and creamy espresso add complexity and linger on the finish. Drink now through 2018.

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Winery: Bussola

Varietal: Corvina Blend

Corvina varietal grapes have been grown in Italy for well over a thousand years, and are most closely associated with the coastal region of Veneto, where they are used to fantastic effect in the finest wines of the region. Most notably, Corvina grapes are used as a primary varietal in the blended Amarone and Valpolicella wines – two aged wines which make the most of the potential Corvina has for maturation. The rather high acidity levels in Corvina grapes make them an excellent candidate for aging, as the acids mellow over time and reveal their wonderfully complex and deep flavors of sour cherries and almonds. The thick skins of the Corvina grapes result in a bright crimson wine, and the skins themselves have relatively low tannin levels, making these wines very drinkable and delightfully light in body.

Region: Veneto

The wine region of Veneto in north-eastern Italy has long been associated with fine wines, but also with the spirit of innovation which is typical of the region and which made it an important area of Europe throughout history. Indeed, today Veneto's wine-makers are recognized as the most modernized in all of Italy, using contemporary techniques to make the best of the high quality grape varietals which flourish in the region. These include the wonderful Garganega varietal, which is the grape used for the production of Veneto's widely loved Soave white wine, and Glera and Verduzzo, which are both used in more traditional wines of the region. The region benefits from a cooler climate, but one which is sheltered by the Alps, producing balanced and consistent climatic conditions ideal for viticulture.

Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.