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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  • 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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  • Corte Armani Valpolecella Classico Superior Ripasso 2010

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    88-89 points and very well done. This is not a "baby Amarone" for nothing. Good fruit raspbrerry, dark cherry with a touch of blackberry thrown in for good measure. Enough spice and pepper to give a little added snap to the acidity. The tannins are amazingly light yet aggressive enough to give a little chew to the wine. Very enjoyable drinker an... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Villa Maffei Valpolicella Classico Ripasso 2008

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    Excellent aromas of almond and cinnamon lead to a rich palate of cherry, spice and oak, with a velvety finish. I enjoyed this wine with sharp cheeses. What a fantastic taste on the palate. Decant this wine and it will mellow out. The wine tasters group loves this wine for its unique taste. Read More

    Wine review by jambro777


  • Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Costasera 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by smuratore


  • Zenato Valpolicella Classico "Superior" 2009

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Bolla Corvina Blend Valpolicella Classico Superiore le Poiane 1995

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    I drank a bottle of the 1995 in April 2015 and it was a tired and not very pleasant wine. After it was open for almost 3 hours it began to become more drinkable. Dont know if we should have given it 4 hours to breath but as i have another 11 to drink i guess i will be able to try. Eventually the wine became a not so great tasting plumy and raisi... Read More

    Wine review by LiamZurich


  • L'Arco Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2001

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    Lovely, dark, intense. Far too easy to drink and gone too quickly. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Bolla Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso le Poiane 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tedeschi Valpolicella Classico Superiore la Fabriseria 2010

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    Stemmy and spicy on the high toned and complex nose that shows some light medicinal shadings over fine floral accent notes with a leathery fruit base. Thick and a bit powerful for Valpolicella, this is built on a hard tannic base, and they are chewy tannins, though paired with fine acids that are covered by the rich fruit. With noticeable ste... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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