Valpolicella Wine

Valpolicella is a DOC named for the valley in the Veneto region of Italy, meaning “valley of many cellars.” The blend of grapes that comprise Valpolicella (and its prized dried grape form, Amarone) are Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella, sometimes with some small percentage of Barbera, Negrara Trentina, Rossignola and/or Sangiovese. The wine is most often described as having a fragrant, cherry aroma that can sometimes have deeper flavors of dark chocolate, espresso and olives. 

 
This blend of wine has been produced in some form in the region since Roman times and continued into the era of the Visigoth invaders. There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus, describing a sweet wine made from half dried grapes in Verona that is mostly likely an early version of Amarone or Recioto. “Straw wine,” the process used to make these wines by drying grapes on straw mats before pressing, is a style of wine-making that was passed Read more »

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  • Corvina

    History of the grape: There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus,...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Prosecco

    History of the grape: References to a lightly sparkling wine in the Veneto date back to the 1100s, but it was much sw...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Valpolicella View all

  • Cantina di Soave

    Today, Cantina di Soave still maintains the same basic co-operative philosophy, that of covering ...

  • Corte Lenguin

    Check out the website of this wonderful small producer in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico ...

  • Allegrini

    The Allegrini Farm is located in Fumane di Valpolicella. For generations, the Allegrini family...

  • Cantina Giacomo Montresor

    The Montresor family has its roots in France. The count Claude de Montresor had a prominent impor...

  • Trabucchi

    Trabucchi d'Illasi is an organic winery from the Veneto, Italy. The winery produces word-class ...

  • Michele Castellani

    With our work in the vineyards and our love for the grapes, we as a family are carrying on a wine...

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Valpolicella on Snooth

  • Tedeschi Valpolicella Lucchine 2015

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    Had at Convivio Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Tedeschi Amarone Della Valpolicella 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by ericvardon


  • Tommasi Valpolicella Ripasso 2013

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    Herbal strawberry and basil aromas with tomato leaf notes of dusty earth, floral spice and black pepper. On the palate the fruit is more expressive, cherry and cranberry fruit coming through though still herbal, this shows a bit of clay and more drying earth towards the finish before rounding off some of the dark berry fruit with oak spice and a... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • the more robust the better, up to $150ishAmerican? Get a 1/2 bottle of some ... ... Get some Amarone della Valpolicella. Quintarelli will set you back about $800 and Dal Forno about half that, so instead go for I Campi Campo Marna, Ferragu, or Monte Cillario.  Or find some 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape. Or from Spain, El Nido or Clio.But you can b... Read More

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  • Famiglia Pasqua Amarone 2013

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    well established and balanced nose of black fruits, spices and chocolates, which is similarly experienced on the palate. large, yet elegant! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Zenato Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Guerrieri Rizzardi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Calcarole 1990

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    there is a certain nectar sweetness, and hints of earl grey tea in this amarone. portish even. very unique taste. wonder if this is a characteristic of old amarone, where all the spices and tannins are stripped off, leaving the sweetness... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Folonari Valpolicella Premier 2011

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    light, yet very flavorful, with sweetness of cherries, and a bit of spices Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Tinazzi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2007

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    nicely balanced, and fruity Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Speri Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Monte Sant'Urbano 2011

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    medium bodied, but extremely rich in blackcurrant and plums, yet with a slightly spicy kick. impressive! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • i was cleaning my wine cabinet and tucked in the corner was a bottle of 1975 vintage Bacco Valpolicella. It appears it wasbottled in the Verona Italy area. Has anyone ever heard of the winery?

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  • Recently started drinking them, including the ripasso and amarone production variants, and love them. I have a west coast palate. Trader Joe's in Oakland carries one offering of each of the three, at low price points, and they are good. steve

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