(2005 Vintage) This Amarone is made from the classic red grapes of Valpolicella; namely, Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella. The "Il Bosco" vineyard is located in Negrar, the very heart of the Amarone and Valpolicella D.O.C. zones. This prized site is only 4 hectares (10 acres). Through a careful selection of fruit, Franco Cesari sets aside the very best grapes in the hope of producing about 10,000 bottles in outstanding vintages. The grapes are patiently dried until mid-January. Fermentation takes place slowly in stainless steel at low temperatures for 3 or 4 months. After the malolactic, the wine is transferred, under a blanket of Nitrogen, to large Slavonian casks where it rests for two years. This is followed by at least 18 months of bottle aging. The resulting wine is opulent and concentrated. Cesari Amarone "Il Bosco" will develop in the bottle for a decade or more.
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/27/2012