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Valpolicella

DOC area for red wines in the west of the Italian region Veneto, The area includes 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 Fumane, Marano di Valpolicella, Negrar, San Pietro in Cariano and Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella make up the area Valpolicella Classico with mostly terraced Documents. The sub-zone Valpolicella Valpantena includes 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, the Superiore wines can Vigna followed by the layer name.

The Valpolicella is made from the local varieties Corvina or Cruina = Corvina Veronese (45-95%), Corvinone (max 50%), Rondinella (5-30%), as well as other approved varieties (max 25%) blended. It is similar to the mix of grapes from the region also originating from the region Bardolino, Compared to the other Valpolicella variants, it is mostly wines for quick enjoyment. There are six varieties Valpolicella, Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Valpantena, Valpolicella Superiore, Valpolicella Classico Superiore and Valpolicella Valpantena Superiore.

A particular type of wine is Valpolicella Ripasso , which received the DOC classification in 2010. The young fermented Valpolicella red wine is rape added from the Amarone processing and thereby a second fermentation initiated. The wine gets thereby the typical bitter taste of a Amarone, This procedure is called Ripasso designated. This makes the wine bodyier and tastier than the normal Valpolicella. The production quantities are now higher than the conventional type. There are the variants Valpolicella Ripasso, Valpolicella Ripasso Valpantena, Valpolicella Ripasso Classico, Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore, Valpolicella Ripasso Valpantena Superiore and Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore.

The dry one Amarone della Valpolicella and the sweet one Recioto della Valpolicella are produced from rosinated grapes. Both were highly classified into DOCG in 2010.

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