The 2013 Luigi Righetti Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Capitel De Roari had only 14.5% alcohol like decades ago, cost about $33, and scored an impressive 17+ points, almost a gold, on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20
Spice, raison, and red fruits projected from this young seven year old.
Amarone is made with sun dried grapes that hang indoors a while letting the sugar-volume ration increase. Too many of the newer ones are over 15% alcohol and they don’t help the meal. We had this with a meat laced pasta and enjoyed every drop. In Vino Veritas.