Why we love it
This is an outstanding value for money Amarone della Valpolicella from the Gamba winery, rich, big, bold, like a proper Amarone should be. Made from grapes grown in the heart of the Valpolicella area, from a single vineyard, “le Quare”, at about 400m above sea level, this wine does not have the same elegance than its brother, Campedel, however, is bigger, fruiter, smooth and ready to drink now.
The artisan who made it
Over the generations, the Gamba winery has been passed down from father to son and it is now run by the three brothers Giovanni, Giuseppe and Martino helped by their own sons and daughters. Located right in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area and spanning six acres, they grow the classic Valpolicella grapes, from Corvina to Rondinella with which then they make the classic Valpolicella wines, from valpolicella to amarone, from valpolicella ripasso to a recioto della valpolicella.