Since being considered thewine to order during the 1970s and 1980s, Amarone has all but from fallen from its graces with emergence of other Italian reds in the U.S. Though today’s vintners know this storied past, they are not looking backward when it comes to quality. Amarone is now more exciting than ever, with a bright future ahead, as the top-tier estates refine the details of production from the vine to the barrel. Get Wine Spectator senior editor Alison Napjus’s full report, plus her recommended wines.
From the Oct 31, 2021, issue