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
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
, Like all Valpolicella wines, the Recioto is made from the local Corvina or Cruina varieties Corvina Veronese
(max. 50%), Rondinella
(5-30%), as well as other types (max. 25%, each type max. 10%) blended. 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 dry DOCG wine Amarone della Valpolicella
it is expanded sweetly. There are five versions: Recioto della Valpolicella, Recioto della Valpolicella Classico, Recioto della Spumante, Recioto della Valpolicella Valpantena and Recioto della Valpolicella Valpantena Spumante.