Some of the most representative wines of all Italy are born in the historic wine growing area of Valpolicella. From Amarone to Ripasso, to Valpolicella Classico, Superiore and Recioto, you can taste the thousand nuances of this area.
In the historic wine-growing area of Valpolicella some of the most representative wines of all Italy are born. From Amarone to Ripasso, to Valpolicella Classico, Superiore and Recioto, you can discover the thousand shades of this area.
Valpolicella is one of the most precious lands of the Italian wine scene and boasts a past dedicated to viticulture, confirmed by its own name "val polis cellae" or "the valley of many cellars".
Its vineyard area exceeds 5000 hectares of land, making it possible to produce Venetian wines of great prestige given the hillside location.
Amarone is wine for special occasions, considered as the "king" of Valpolicella. It is a full-bodied, structured DOCG wine (from the 2010 vintage), with high alcohol content and decades of aging potential, excellent to be enjoyed at the end of a meal with friends.
The ancestor of Amarone, a very ancient and still highly appreciated wine, is Recioto, a sweet raisin wine. In Valpolicella it is traditionally offered to guests as a sign of welcome and friendliness.
Valpolicella branches out into Valpolicella Classico, fruity, fresh wine with strong hints of cherry, to be drunk as an aperitif, with appetizers based on cold cuts and fresh cheeses; Valpolicella Superiore, more structured than the Classico and perfect for pairings with red meats; Valpolicella Ripasso, an interpretation of Valpolicella Superiore based on an ancient wine-making technique ,.
The Valpolicella area teems with wineries which, with traditional and artisanal methods, offer different types of excellent quality wine.