Recioto della Valpolicella wine is particularly renowned, made in a territory located in the hills west of Verona, but it is also famous in the denominations of Soave and Gambellara.
Recioto is a sweet sweet red wine that has the DOCG denomination.
It’s mainly obtained from native grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and in smaller percentages also Forselina, Negrara and Oseleta. From the same grapes is also obtained Amarone, which is basically a Recioto left to ferment much longer.
Its name derives from "recia", an ear in the Venetian dialect, which indicates the two lateral parts of the Corvina cluster (but also derives from the Latin Recis, cluster).
Red in color, it’s a sweet and velvety wine, complex and with very broad references of black fruit in alcohol, cocoa, licorice and spices. The Recioto della Valpolicella can be Classic, when it’s produced in the sub-area of the Municipalities of Fumane, Marano, Negrar, San Pietro in Cariano or Sant’Ambrogio, the municipalities that are part of the so-called Classic Valpolicella. Another denomination is the Recioto della Valpolicella Valpantena when it’s produced in this valley.
It’s a typical wine after a meal, served with the dessert.