A Wine Journey from Italy to Singapore: Explore the World of Amarone

A Wine Journey from Italy to Singapore: Explore the World of Amarone

Let's dive into the world of Amarone, a gem among wines, and a favourite here in Singapore. As one of our top 5 best sellers, Amarone stands out not just for its prestige but for its unique appeal on the palate. Its intriguing taste profile, blending a sweeter approach with a gentle tannic touch and vibrant notes, captivates many. This isn't just wine; it's a narrative of rich, velvety textures meeting a symphony of tastes that dance gracefully with every sip. But why does Amarone hold such a special place in the hearts of Singaporeans? Let's uncork this mystery together and explore the essence that makes Amarone a must-have in your wine collection.

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From Grape to Iconic Wine

Winery in Veneto where grapes are growing for Amarone wine
Imagine strolling through the charming vineyards in Veneto, Italy, where grapes turn into something truly magical – Amarone wine. A true testament to Italian winemaking excellence. 

Amarone's traditional blend consist of Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara. Corvina, the bold and charismatic leader, infuses depth with its rich notes and structured character. Rondinella, offering a touch of softness and elegance, contributes to the wine's smooth finish. Molinara, the secret component, provides a burst of bright acidity and a hint of fruity zest, enhancing the blend to perfection. Bathed in the gentle Italian sun and nurtured by the region's unique terroir, they lend Amarone its distinct character. It's like each grape brings a bit of the land with it, ready to infuse the wine with its own personality.

Appassimento Method: the secret behind Amarone

Appassimento grapes used for wine making of the Amarone
Here's the twist that makes Amarone stand out in the vast world of wines – the Appassimento technique. 'Appassimento' might sound fancy, but it's the term for an age-old process that's both simple and magical. Imagine grapes, harvested at their peak, being laid out to dry for up to 4 months in well-ventilated rooms. This method isn't merely about drying; it's a deliberate intensification of the grapes' inherent qualities. As they rest, their moisture reduces, concentrating their sweetness, essence, and scent into incredibly rich concentrations.After this drying process, the grapes are gently pressed, releasing a juice rich in sugars and extracts. This juice ferments slowly, letting the flavours evolve harmoniously. The result? A symphony of opulence, a liquid masterpiece capturing the essence of the land, the grape, and the craftsmanship behind it. It's a tale of dedication, a partnership between nature and expertise, and a tribute to Italy's winemaking legacy that values tradition while embracing innovation.

Diving Deeper: The Different Styles of Amarone

The Red Dot Wine Amarone wine selection Singapore

Amarone showcases its versatility through various styles, each with distinct characteristics:

Amarone Riserva: The Aged Phenomenon - This version undergoes extended aging to refine its flavours and complexity. Its bold, harmonious balance is an invitation to explore time itself. In Singapore, prices for Amarone Riserva are starting from $120 and soaring upwards, depending on the vintage and winemaker.

Red Dot Wine offer! 
Amaregis Amarone Riserva DOCG 2018 = $59.50 (before discount)

Amarone della Valpolicella: The Quintessential Classic - Representing the heart of Amarone's tradition, this style balances the essence of its grape blend with masterful craftsmanship. Prices in Singapore typically range between $75 to $250, offering a spectrum of choices to enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Red Dot Wine offer!
Biscardo Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2018 = $52.50 (before discount)

Valpolicella Ripasso: The Elegant Companion - A unique blend that re-ferments Valpolicella wine with Amarone grape skins, creating a wine that bridges the gap between the traditional and the rich depth of Amarone. Expect to find quality bottles priced from $55 to $125, providing a taste of Amarone’s opulence at a more accessible price point.

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Antiche Ripasso della Valpolicella Superiore 2020 = $39.50 (before discount)

Best food pairing for Amarone?

Italian Amarone wine with great food in Singapore

Amarone's robust character is the perfect companion at your dinner table, effortlessly complementing everything from succulent braised meats and opulent cheeses to the luxurious dark chocolate truffle you've been tempted by. Its talent for pairing unveils a diverse palette of flavours, transforming every meal into an unforgettable experience.

Classic Food pairing for Amarone

Braised Beef Short Ribs - The intense Amarone beautifully complement the rich, slow-cooked tenderness of beef short ribs, elevating the dining experience.

Aged Parmigiano-Reggiano - Experience the perfect harmony between the complex flavours of aged cheese and Amarone’s deep, fruity notes.

Truffle Risotto -The earthy aromas of truffle risotto paired with Amarone's rich bouquet create a luxurious taste sensation.

Dark Chocolate - Indulge in the decadence of dark chocolate desserts paired with Amarone to uncover layers of cocoa and berry notes in the wine.

Amarone pairings with Asian Cuisine

Pair your Asian classic food with Amarone wine

Here's a bit of a twist: Amarone isn't only for your Italian night. It’s got this incredible way of matching up with Asian dishes too. Its deep taste and smooth finish find an unexpected harmony with the bold spices and rich sauces typical of Asian dishes, creating a harmonious match between wine and food. Imagine sipping Amarone with a plate of sticky, sweet Chinese BBQ pork or alongside a slightly spiced Thai red curry. It’s a bit like bringing a piece of Italy into an Asian feast, and the combination is something special. Amarone shows us that good taste knows no borders, making every sip into a little adventure.

Peking Duck - The flavourful Peking duck, with its crispy skin and succulent meat, pairs wonderfully with Amarone, highlighting the wine’s fruit-forward character and balancing its richness.

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) - The sweet and savoury glaze of Char Siu complements Amarone's sweeter style and full-bodied profile, creating an exquisite balance.

Thai Massaman Curry - The rich, coconut milk-based curry with a gentle heat from the spices finds a perfect match in Amarone, which can stand up to the bold flavours and enhance the dish’s aromatic complexity.

Japanese Unagi (Grilled Eel) - The smoky sweetness of unagi, when paired with Amarone, brings out the wine’s layers of flavour, offering a delightful contrast.

Pairing Amarone with Asian dishes, that you find in the culinary melting pot of Singapore, creates a thrilling fusion of flavours, where the wine's robust essence and complex taste profile enhance the dining experience. This adventurous combination invites Singaporean food lovers and wine enthusiasts alike to explore beyond the usual, uncovering new facets of Amarone's adaptability.

From the rich traditions of Italian cuisine to the dynamic and diverse flavours of Singapore's Asian culinary scene, Amarone acts as a harmonious link, blending distinct culinary heritages into a singular, exquisite mosaic of taste.

Why Amarone Wins Hearts in Singapore

Amarone’s allure in Singapore isn't just about its taste—it’s about the experience it offers. At Red Dot Wine, we take pride in offering Amarone selections that are up to 50% more affordable than in the Singapore market, without compromising on the exceptional quality that the wine lovers of our community expect, ensuring a journey of unparalleled richness in taste, texture, and aroma. 

Raise your glass with us to the timeless elegance of Amarone, a wine that continues to enchant, inspire, and bring people together. Cheers to discovering your next favourite bottle in our curated collection, where quality meets value, and every sip tells a story.

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