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JB from Wine House: The Perfect Intro to Amarones or "Raisin Wine"

"This wine is made in the style of Amarone: the grapes (60% Merlot and 40% Corvina) are dried before fermentation so the wine is in essence made out of raisins using a process that would generally jack the price up to $100 per bottle. The grapes are placed on mats and left to dry out for several months. When pressed, the grapes yield less liquid but create a highly concentrated juice from the desiccated skins.  The result is a rich earthy flavor with notes of blackberry fruit and a long satisfying finish. Its a wine you'll fall in love with. It is a deep purple color that is so fascinating in the glass, you don't want to disturb it. The aromas, however,...

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