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.

Not as well known as some Amarone producers, but always an excellent wine. It was not over-loaded with too much new wood making it a fine food-wine.

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.