How to match Amarone with food plus the best wines to try

This rich Veneto red has a devoted band of admirers who love its big character and relatively low-tannin style. But it’s not the easiest to match with foods, so where to begin? Aldo Fiordelli draws on local knowledge, and recommends eight excellent bottles to try, including Tommasi Ca’ Florian Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2012 – awarded 94 points
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Aldo Fiordelli, journalist of Decanter, wine magazine published in about 90 countries – awarded Ca’ Florian Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva Docg 2012: with 94 points:
After a relatively mild winter, the 2012 season was one of the driest of the past few years. Rains at the end of August and a good September balanced the vintage, which was relatively low in terms of yields. Ca’ Florian shows a relatively modern style, focused on filigree precision and displaying great definition of cherry fruit combined with bay leaf, myrtle and chocolate. The elegant finish arrives after almost-silky tannins and well-integrated zesty acidity.