Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 105 i t A l Y : v eneto Wha T aM arone sT rives T o b e, ye T s eldo M a chieves W e typically think of Amarone as a wine of immediate pleasure until the day comes when we're presented with one that has been perfectly matured. Of course, not all Amarone has the potential to age, while also thrilling us in its youth—at least not in the way that Speri can. Unlike most Amarone producers, Speri makes only one wine, the Amarone Sant'Urbano, and it is a towering example of the region. This is not the overtly rich and almost-sweet style many are accustomed to. Instead, Speri Amarone is about depth, intensity and layers of unfurling dark fruits and spice. It is what Amarone strives to be, yet hardly ever achieves. ✦ Speri Amarone Sant'Urbano della v alpolicella Classico 2011 W e 94 » $72 Rich, fragrant and structured, this generous wine opens with alluring scents of crushed violet, plum cake and exotic spice... Luscious, enveloping palate...supported by round, velvety tannins.." (1528041) Terroir Ma TT ers, e ven in v alpolicella M arco Sartori, a true believer in terroir, created Roccolo Grassi in 1996. Unlike many producers of the Veneto, his priority was entirely focused on obtaining depth and richness through the grapes in the vineyard. There are no set rules for how long the grapes will dry or how the wines will mature in oak. Instead, Marco prefers to allow each vintage to determine how the wine will be further refined in the cellar. While most producers of Valpolicella will use the fruit that didn't make the cut for their top wines, Marco prefers to make a wine of terroir, drying the grapes intended for his Valpolicella and then letting the vineyard speak for itself. His work has paid off in spades, as we are now presented with a Valpolicella to compete with the best the Veneto has to offer. ✦ Roccolo Grassi v alpolicella Superiore 2011 AG 93 » $34 "The 2011 Valpolicella Superiore is a real stunner...a wine of exquisite finesse and nuance." (1559011)

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