Valpolicella is a viticultural zone of the province of Verona, Italy, east of Lake Garda. The hilly agricultural and marble-quarrying region of small holdings north of the Adige is famous for wine production. Valpolicella ranks just after Chianti in total Italian Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) wine production.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.
Posts about Valpolicella
    • Wine Divas Making a Name for their Wineries

      by Frank Mangio In the world of wine, women are proving themselves to be every bit the equal of a previously male-dominated winemaking profession. The national wine media, like Wine Spectator and more recently Food & Wine, have spotlighted women of distinction, many of whom have crafted their wines in the famous Napa Valley/Sonoma districts of California.

      Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Updatein Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 19 readers -
    • How to Tell if Wine is Corked

      Corked wine is so off-putting that some people will swear off wine after their first bad experience. (bad wine experience? How to cure a wine hangover.) Cork taint isn’t easily identified which can make it hard to differentiate bad wine from wine that’s gone bad… Below we’ll cover: How often is wine corked? What causes it? What can we do about it? A typical wine consumer wil ...

      Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 4 readers -
  • Italy: "wines of the moment"

    … of this consistently tasty dry white with a touch of richness yet fresh and crisp too, from vineyards near Lake Garda just in Lombardy on the border with neighbouring Veneto. Asda £7 although now de-listed as I haven't seen it recently? Shame. Barolo DOCG 2009, Cantine Ascheri Giacomo (Nebbiolo, 14% abv) - You can often pay more than this for Barolo…

    Richard Mark James/ Wine Writing- 4 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wines

    … to your table. Consider starting with a bubbly that’s just slightly sweet and refreshing such as Prosecco. If many of your dishes have a fruit base, consider floral and fruity Moscato d’Asti. Red sparklers such as Lambrusco or Brachetto d’Acqui make terrific Thanksgiving wines that are practically guaranteed to make your celebration a bit more…

    Write on Wines- 1 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Moonrock

    … Moonrock. From Wikipedia. “Tasting the vintages I am struck first and most by the site. I can taste the hillside we walked earlier.” Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka spends a day with Maynard James Keenan. Wine Spectator has released its annual Top 100 list. In the Los Angeles Times, S. Irene Virbila comments on this year’s selections. The Guild…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Indigenous Italy

    … is a red Sardinian varietal that we sampled, which is their local name for Grenache or Garnacha. I love Sardinian Cannonau for its earthy and funky qualities; this one didn’t disappoint me with its barnyard, herbs, mushrooms and long finish. Back in the Veneto, Valpolicella is a red wine typically made from 3 grapes – Corvina, Rondinella…

    Wine Maven in Training- 1 readers -
  • Some New Italian Wine Finds for Vancouver?

    … with stone fruit flavours. Slight minerality. Smooth and soft in the mouth from start to finish. Velenosi Verdicchio dei Castelli Di Jesi DOC Querciantica 2013 Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: Aglianico del Vulture Barbaresco Benedetti Biocora Civielle Fantinel Farnese Italian italy Marsanne Mysterium Nebbiolo pinot grigio Pipoli Poderi Dal Nespoli Prosecco Ripasso Romagna Rubicone Sintria Tenuta Montemagno Valpolicella Verdicchio Zubli…

    MyWinePalin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Valpolicella Revisited: What’s the Story?

    … with both vineyards and cellar practices, raising quality and drawing out the characteristics of the different vineyard terroirs. Four years later, in 2006, the I Saltari line of super-premium wines was launched. Sartori has also expanded its reach beyond the Veneto, establishing relationships with Cerulli Spinozzi in Abruzzo and Feudo Sartanna in Sicily…

    Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist- 5 readers -
  • Amarone – Amoré…Cantina Di Negrar 2010 DOCG

    …, Amarone is a style of wine from the Valpolicella region of Italy, located around the city of Verona. I was lucky enough to travel though this region on my honeymoon and swore I would come back I liked it that much. The grapes used to make this Amarone are Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella. Amarone wine is made by using partially dried grapes…

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    … the same wines on their wine lists: Mateus, Lancer’s, Wente Bros. Blanc de Blancs, Charles Krug Chenin Blanc, Mouton-Cadet, Weibel Green Hungarian, Blue Nun, Soave Bolla and Valpolicella and, for house wine, Inglenook Chablis. But it was at the Hungry Tiger that I discovered a much finer wine list, and Karen and I often ordered the Callaway Chenin…

    Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™in Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -