Valpolicella Classico Wine

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Valpolicella Classico is the DOCG classification of wines produced within this specific vineyard zone in the Veneto, Italy. The name refers to both this superior status as well as defining the “classic” Valpolicella zone, which was its original boundary before it was re-zoned in 1968. The surrounding towns are Fumane, Marano and Negrar. 
 
The wines produced here are renown for their higher quality. They’re cultivated in superior soil and vineyard conditions than the rest of the DOC, with more stringent rules in respect to yields and aging techniques. The blend is composed of primarily Corvina with smaller percentages of Molinara and Rondinella. Classico Superiore wines must be aged a minimum ABV of 11% and aged for a year prior to release. 
 
The Classico zone also encompasses the offshoots Recioto della Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella and Valpolicella Ripasso. 
 
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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,...

  • Molinara

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • 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

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  • Zenato Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2009

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    No written review

    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


  • Tinazzi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2007

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    nicely balanced, and fruity Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Speri Valpolicella Classico 2015

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    rounded palate with plums Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Those vintage 1970s Prince Spaghetti television ads ... Two glasses of this Valpolicella Classico were a fine companion to my plate of Spaghetti Bolognese, offering layers of dark cherry, a touch of fig and a compatible amount of acidity to match the rich, meaty red sauce. I only wish the rest of the bottle could hold until next Wednesday! Read More

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  • I sometimes prefer wines that are in the ballpark of being 'ok' to ... ... 2010 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico which I was aging in my small 8-bottle wine refrigerator for the past six months.  I liked it after it had some air, perhaps 20 minutes into the glass.  I was not super impressed however but then again, I don't think I pai... Read More

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  • Lenotti Valpolicella Classico Veneto 2014

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    Good Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Luigi Righetti 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Hey guys - I've rather busy as you know.  The NWC Italian Night and we served a 5 course meal including either a fruit or tossed salad each, 3 tapas style entree servings, either a rhubarb coffee cake or a double chocolate/dark cherry brownie each with either homemade whip cream or french vanilla ice cream.The opening wine were the Vino Verde & ... Read More

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