2017 Tenuta Santa Maria, "Riserva" Amarone, Valpolicella

2017 Tenuta Santa Maria, "Riserva" Amarone, Valpolicella

2017 Tenuta Santa Maria, "Riserva" Amarone, Valpolicella

$97.95 Sale price $120.00 Price
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The 2017 Tenuta Santa Maria, "Riserva" Amarone, Valpolicella was a Merchant's Pick

Amarone All-Star • "Dramatically long and classically structured."

August 16, 2023

We're huge fans of Dal Forno and Quintarelli Amarones.  But...

At $300 per bottle, those two Valpolicella powerhouses make great special occasion wines.  At a fraction of their price, the 2016 Tenuta Santa Maria "Riserva" Amarone will blow you away!  

Tenuta Santa Maria is without a doubt one of the best values from the Valpolicella!

You may recall, we flipped for the 2013, a Platinum Award winner from Decanter, and the gorgeous 2015. The 2016 is another Amarone all-star!

A darkly alluring Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva, Tenuta Santa Maria smolders up from the glass with a smoky mix of peppery florals, dried black cherries and dried citrus peels. This is silky in texture, with cooling acidity and mineral tones that perfectly set the stage for a spicy core of dark red fruits... Dark chocolate nuances blend with blood orange through the dramatically long and classically structured finale. This is a wonderfully complete Amarone." Vinous

Not Just A Powerhouse

The reason Tenuta Santa Maria's Amarone is such a perennial favorite and a best seller is its how approachable and graceful it is despite its heft.  Decant for 30 minutes and be wowed. The room will fill with crushed cherry and dried fig aromas.

Hoard this amazing Amarone (only 100 six-packs imported) for yourself and enjoy with classic pairings of a grilled steak, hard cheeses, or spicy tomato ragu.  



Perennial Favorite Is Particularly Stunning • Hands Down One Of The Best Values From The Valpolicella

By David Gettenberg

Producer: Tenuta Santa Maria

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto

Subregion: Valpolicella

Varietal: Corvina Blend

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

Code: W6769-2017-750