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
    • 3 Great Italian Wines from Giusti Winery

      I had not heard of Giusti Winery before a few weeks ago, but now that I know, I would like more people to know about them. I first tried their Prosecco wines and had recommended their Rosalia Prosecco. But they are more than Prosecco. The three red still wines I tried were all top quality; a Ripasso, an Amarone, and a Rosso Veneto.

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    • Wine Reviews: Grab Bag of Italian Reds

      Every time I sit down to taste Italian wines, I think the same thing: Why don’t I buy and collect more Italian bottles? Sicily, Veneto, of course Tuscany, there are so many exciting wines and only one lifetime. But now that it’s cold outside and dark by afternoon, and I find myself at home cooking a lot of hearty fall fare, vino rosso is a no-brainer.

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  • Exciting Wine Gifts!

    … . . . serious, soulful Amarone. Forget ‘yummy’, this is a classy wine for the connoisseur in your gang. Sure to be ‘much appreciated’. MASI ‘Mazzano’ 07 Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy 215764 Vintages $101.95 . . . classy Napa Cab. At a recent tasting it blew away wines at twice the price. STAGS’ LEAP 10 ‘The Leap Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa…

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  • These are a few of my favorite drinks of 2014

    … 2014 is almost over and with its close comes the obligatory of Year in Review stories about everything from music to movies to politics to international events. Forget that, all I want to remember are the great things I drank this year so I know what to look for in 2015. Have to say, I drank some pretty great wine this year, most of which I…

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  • Italy: "wines of the moment"

    … and still be disappointed, this a very good example balancing meatiness and grip with nice maturing fruit. Tesco £14.99 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2011, Cantina Valpantena (Corvina, Rondinella, 15%) - Similar comments on price/quality as above could apply, this very tasty blockbuster red has lush and spicy fruit, balsamic notes and full-on rounded…

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

    … With all those flavors, it’s no surprise that hosts and wine-toting guests find themselves in a pickle when it comes to choosing the best Thanksgiving wine. To make your wine selection easier this year, keep a few of these ideas in mind. If you’re serving one wine, make it a rosé. For all-around food-friendliness, it’s tough to beat rosé. Pinks…

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  • Daily Wine News: Moonrock

    … of Master Sommeliers releases a video guide to Champagne. In Decanter, Andrew Jefford is blown away by a sparkling wine from 1992 Graham Beck. In Grape Collective, Mary Orlin reports on Robert Mondavi, Jr., latest project: “A line of wine country-inspired flooring and home accents.” Elsewhere in Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter visits Vaio dei…

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

    …, on the sweeter side of things, we sampled Lambrusco, the slightly “frizzante” red wine from Emilia-Romagna, and Moscato, the floral dessert wine from Piedmont. A wide variety of wines, quite representative of Italy. …

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