Amarone Della Valpolicella Wine

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Amarone della Valpolicella is the prized wine from the Veneto region of Italy, made with passito (dried) grapes. It’s produced from a blend of 40 - 70% Corvina, 20 - 40% Rondinella and 5 - 25% Molinara varietals. The word “amaro” is Italian for bitter. While the wine is far from that, the name most likely derived to distinguish it from its sweet sibling, Recioto della Valpolicella. Both versions were awarded DOCG, the superior labeling status, in 2009. 
Amarone has been produced in the Veneto for centuries. The Greeks first inhabited the area, and likely introduced the Romans to “straw wine,” the process by which it is produced. Ripe, hand selected grapes are laid on straw mats to dry out before pressing for juice. By this time, natural sugars and flavors have reached maximum concentration, creating wine of deep complexity. Amarone production even survived the violent Visigoth invasions, and in the 7th century, an official edict was passed protecting Read more »

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  • Rondinella

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

  • Corvina

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

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Molinara

    Breppion Scavolegno, Breppion Scuro, Breppon, Molinara Ciara, Molinara Rada, Pola, Rossanella, Rossanella Gentile, Ro...

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  • Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Costasera 2004


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    Wine review by mark

  • Le Salette Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico la Marega 2001


    I stumbled upon a bottle of this in my aunt's cellar. Dried figs, plums and straw on the nose that extend onto the palate. Finish not layered or complex but has some depth and bravado. Read More

    Wine review by Dafoxman

  • Igino Accordini Amarone Della Valpolicella Viqueto 2004


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    Wine review by mark

  • Amarone Dellavalpolicella Classico DOC Lorenzo Begali Cuvee Rot 2006


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    Wine review by mark

  • Hi Holly,Welcome!  I'm jealous of you.  Veneto is home to one of ... one of my favourite wines (Amarone della Valpolicella).I cannot help you with white wine, but many people here would love to help you!DarrenPS Your English is fin Read More

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  • Famiglia Pasqua Amarone 2010


    Ruby red with a tinge of brick in the glass. Dark fruits on the nose that change to red and raisins when drank and some earthiness that reminds me of sweet edler berry wine. Acidity is light and the tannins are smooth with a short finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Zenato Amarone Classico 2009


    Amarone Zenato 2009. Beautiful Bottle.Non complicated wine- straight forward Amarone.Medium BodyFull Front Fruit (Juicy)Long,long Dry leathery finish. Classic Amarone.Easily followed by Ca' Marcanda Gaja Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Promis (2010): Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin

  • Tommaso Bussola Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Alto Tb 2007


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    Wine review by torbjorn222

  • I am Barbro and love amarone wines. Thank you for your article today (2/4-14) about  those.  My favorite right now is Amarone Tommasi della valpolicella classico 2009.Would like to find wines like this but less costly.Of course I drink zinfandels, right now I am loving Rosenbloom. Read More

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  • Bertani Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2001


    Here we have a wine just hitting its stride and full of aromatic tea, dried soil, dried flowers, a bit of fungi, and an underlying sweetness to the emerging notes of dried meat, licorice and cooked fennel. While the nose gives the impression of something older, this is still fresh and tight on entry, with real focus, and very elegant with attrac... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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