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


AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG RISERVA | 2015 50% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella. 15%. Oak aged. A very solid Amarone, with a fairly dense core of dark red fruit and strong tannins without being too aggressive. The tannins are offset by some residual sweetness which works well overall. Some might call it simplistic, others would say pragmatism wins: firm tannins plus soft fruit = something for everyone (tasted blind for Decanter in London 17 Jan 2019).