NICOLIS, winery in the Valpolicella region in Veneto in north-east Italy.


AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO DOC, AMBROSAN | 2009 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Croatina. 16% alc. 30 months inSlavonian oak. Fruit profile here is very much in the licorice spectrum. The palate is rich, ripe and round, with just a hint if over ripeness and bake. Solid style with plenty of grunt, catch the fruit whist is can still dominate the underlying tannins (tasted blind for Decanter in London 17 Jan 2019).