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What grapes are used in Amarone della Valpolicella?

What grapes are used in Amarone della Valpolicella?

Amarone della Valpolicella is made with local grapes Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella (and often also with addition small amounts of other red not aromatic varieties recommended or authorized for the province of Verona) generally picked (barring anomalous weather conditions) between the last ten days of September and the …

What grapes are used in Valpolicella?

The four distinct styles of Valpolicella wine are unusual in that all are made from the same short list of native grapes: Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone, and Molinara. Rarer still, all four wines are produced throughout the region. By law Valpolicella DOC wines must be made using 45-95% Corvina.

What is the main grape in a Valpolicella wine?

The red wine known as Valpolicella is typically made from three grape varieties: Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara. A variety of wine styles is produced in the area, including a recioto dessert wine and Amarone, a strong wine made from dried grapes.

How is Recioto della Valpolicella made?

Recioto della Valpolicella is an intensely flavored, sweet red wine made from dried (passito) grapes in the Veneto region of north-eastern Italy. When the drying process is complete, the grapes are gently pressed and the must is fermented until it reaches the desired balance of alcoholic strength and sweetness.

What grapes are Bordeaux wines made from?

The six Bordeaux Varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and occasionally Carménère. Bordeaux blends are made up of differing combinations of these grapes, all of which bring unique characteristics to their wines.

Is Amarone the same as Amarone della Valpolicella?

Some regions, like the Veneto region, also create their own Amarone wine. If Amarone is produced in the Valpolicella region, then it is also a Valpolicella wine. In fact, the proper name of Amarone is Amarone della Valpolicella Classico. So for you not to have a tongue twister, just call it Amarone.

Is Valpolicella the same as Amarone?

While Valpolicella is a youthful dry red wine produced without ageing, Amarone is made by fermenting dried grapes and ageing them for two years. Ripasso calls for re-fermentation with added Amarone grape skins and then aging for one year.

How many vineyards are in the Valpolicella region?

The roughly 8 hectares of vineyards are divided into three properties in the Valpolicella, between the hills North of Verona. Rigorous work in the vineyards is aimed to produce a reduced yeald per hectar and to help each bunch to acheave perfect ripness.

Who are the Zanoni family?

The Zanoni family has cultivated vineyards and produced wines in the Valpolicella region since the early 1900’s. The roughly 8 hectares of vineyards are divided into three properties in the Valpolicella, between the hills North of Verona.

When did Valpolicella become a DOCG?

History: Established as a DOC in 1968; became a DOCG in 2010 Vineyard Area: 8,189 ha / 20,227 acres total for all four Valpolicella DOPs (2018) Production: 2,800 hl / 31,110 cases (2018) Principal Red Grape Varieties: