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Amarone della Valpolicella

DOCG area for red wines in the Italian region Veneto, The wine type of the area-identical DOC area Valpolicella was highly classified in 2010. The zone includes the municipalities of Cazzano di Tramigna, Cerro Veronese, Colognola ai Colli, Dolcè, Fumane, Grezzana, Illasi, Lavagno, Marano di Valpolicella, Mezzane di Sotto, Montecchia di Crosara, Negrar, Pescantina, San Martino Buon Albergo, San Mauro di Saline, San Pietro in Cariano, Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Tregnago and Verona in the province of Verona. The five municipalities of Fumane, Marano di Valpolicella, Negrar, San Pietro in Cariano and Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella largely form the Valpolicella Classico area terraced Documents. The Valpolicella Valpantena subzone comprises a smaller area in the Valpantena Valley in a niche of Lake Garda, which is characterized by a special climate distinguished. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, all wines can Vigna followed by the location name on label can be specified.

The climatic conditions with the nearby Lake Garda favor the variants Amarone and Recioto, Like all Valpolicella wines, the Amarone is made from the local Corvina and Cruina varieties Corvina Veronese (45-95%), Corvinone (max. 50%), Rondinella (5-30%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 25%, of which each variety max. 10%). The grapes are dried on wooden racks for 100 to 120 days and rotten berries are sorted out (one Botrytis is undesirable). In contrast to the sweet DOCG wine Recioto della Valpolicella it is removed dry. It is a heavy wine with high alcohol content, large aroma fullness and high storage potential of 15 years and more. It has the very typical slightly bitter tone (amaro = bitter ). There are six versions of Amarone della Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena, Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva and Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena Riserva.

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