Item Number: 4900
Sub Region: Veneto
Appellation/AVA: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC
Grape(s): 75% Corvina and Corvinone / 20% Rondinella / 5% Other
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750ml Pack: 12
Alc by Vol(%): 17
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Basalt and chalky gravel
History: The self-taught Bussola took over his uncle’s domaine in 1985. He aims to make the best normale wines possible in each vintage. In many years, he is also able to make limited quantities of his elite TB line, selected from the best grapes at harvest. Bussola uses different barrel sizes, woods (oak, cherry, chestnut, acacia) and aging for each wine, and is always experimenting. Because of Bussola’s demanding standards, production of each cuvée varies dramatically from vintage to vintage.
Vintage Notes: 2006 – Early indications are for a strong, classic, structured vintage.
94 pts (2007 vintage) Wine Spectator 9/30/2013
"Sweet smoke, black cherry, coffee liqueur and date notes lead the way in this beautifully balanced red with juicy acidity and accents of ground anise, pekoe tea leaf and treacle echoing on the mineral-tinged finish."
94pts (2007 vintage) Wine Advocate 10/31/2013
"The 2007 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico TB is an immense and
beautiful wine that delivers impressive depth and intensity. Amarone
“TB” represents the best selection of fruit from the best vineyard
sites. The blend (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Dindarella and
Croatina) sees 48 months in new oak. The intensity is stratospheric with
bold tones of dried fruit, exotic spice, leather, tar, maple syrup and
caramelized sugar. The mouthfeel is velvety and rich with loads of extra
nutmeg and clove on the finish. Drink 2014-2025."