Black Friday ... today. The 98 Point Amarone deal for $29.99 per btl by the case plus free shipping.

Posted November 23, 2016

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*** Our biggest Black Friday preview deal in 5+ years
*** 98 Points and just $29.99 per bottle plus free shipping when you buy by the case with code ARDUINI
*** A tremendous holiday gift idea!
*** One of our biggest deals not only for this holiday...but all year long! This is a no brainer!

2012 Luciano Arduini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
98 Points Luca Maroni
4.3 out of 5 stars, Vivino

SRP - $45
Sale price - $33.99

Today only, when buying 12+ bottles, get this for $29.99/btl plus free shipping with code Arduini

If you are shopping for the biggest Black Friday deals this year .... and wine is on your list ... this offer should be at the very top!!

The perennial pleasure and gift pick of the holiday season. You always request it. We know it’s coming each and every year. Finally, we’ve found a deal on this Italian luxury.


Finally, we can say we’ve completed the ABCs of Italian wine deals. Along with Barolo and Chianti, Amarone is one of the premier wines of Italy. Unlike the others, it’s one which we almost never offer deals on. Until now.

At this time of year, you call us up, visit our website and knock down the store doors looking for it. You couldn’t ask for better timing.

Amarone della Valpolicella - Get in the know
There is a reason great Amarone deals are hard to find...

Amarone della Valpolicella is the flagship, premium red wine of the Veneto region in northeastern Italy. It’s up there with things like Barolo and Brunello. From the Veneto region, Amarone is a blend of traditional varieties, mainly Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara, with the first predominating most blends.

Amarone, however, is a red wine like no other. Once the grapes are harvested, they are left to dry. Why start wine grapes on their journey to becoming raisins? It’s a brilliant solution. These red varieties, grown in the cool climate of northern Italy, at the foot of the Alps, tend to produce wines on the lighter side. In the drying process, the grapes lose water but keep all the delicious flavor. Thus, the juice becomes more concentrated, enhancing the gorgeous flavors that were there all along.

At the Luciano Arduini estate, recognized by the Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner as a “vibrant boutique winery” that “has taken great care to safeguard the traditions of Valpolicella,” that drying process lasts for 4 months. (Please note Larner did not review this specific vintage. She reviewed the 2010 vintage and scored it 91 points.) Four months before the winemaking process can even begin. That’s an investment, for which you’ll taste the exceptional returns.

Today’s wine offer is from the original “Classico” zone of Amarone della Valpolicella. As in other Italian wine regions, you might have seen the Classico designation on a Chianti bottle. It refers to the original regional designation, the prime land originally designate to be Chianti or Amarone della Valpolicella. For Amarone della Valpolicella, that traditional region is close to the shores of Lake Garda, offering a beautiful moderating effect on the climate, so the grapes have just that much longer to hang on the vine before they hang out in boxes to dry.

The vineyard lands are ideal for Amarone wine production. Starting with great grapes gives this wine a certain advantage. The grapes then dry for four months, really concentrating that gorgeous flavor. Once the grapes are crushed and the wine finishes fermentation, the wine spends 12 months in French oak barrels. Thus, the resulting wine offers delicious, ripe purple plum notes (not to mention the color to match), plus dried fruits - raisins, figs, dates - and this intriguing sandalwood, exotic incense aroma.

This is all a highly-intensive process, and the Arduini family is qualified, passionate and dedicated. The estate was founded in the 1940s, expanding with the second generation in the late 1960s and most recently, with the third generation, updating its farming and marketing techniques. Today, since breaking into the US market with an updated label, their Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico has been recognized by reviewers like Luca Maroni and wine consumers on Vivino, too!

The critics are raving
From Luca Maroni to Vivino to CellarTracker on this vintage. Even Robert Parker's Wine Advocate raved over the last two vintages

This vintage of the Arduini Amarone has earned raves and a 98 Point score from Luca Maroni as well as a 4.3 out of 5 star rating on Vivino and one critic has added a 90 Point score on Cellar Tracker as well.

Even Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate is no stranger to this wine. The last two vintages have scored 90-91 Points! While this vintage has yet to be scored by the Advocate, based on the track record so far ... we would not be surprised to see another outstanding mark!

Bottom line, this wine is a classic, traditional, under-the-radar, family estate wine. It’s true to style, absolutely delicious and perfect for everyone on your list.

Is this the perfect holiday gift?
At this price ... we doubt you will find a better deal!

Amarone is an amazing wine for holiday gifts. At this price, it’s ideal for your long list of recipients and one for yourself, too. It is one of the most highly requested wines around the holiday season. All sweet plum, dried fruit and baking spice.

It’s a true luxury, and with today’s offer, it’s not at that luxury price… like finding cashmere for the price of rayon.


Grab a bottle of the 2012 Luciano Arduini Amarone Classico Della Valpolicella Docg today! And don't forget to use code ARDUINI to get the $29.99/btl pricing plus free shipping when buying 12+ bottles!

Product Label.

Luciano Arduini Amarone Della Valpolicella...

98 Luca Maroni - Annuario dei...

Item: 98048

750 mL

Retail: $60.00

$33.98 per btl