The Valpolicella wine area in Veneto Region
13 Aug 2018
Verona - Italia
"It may be best known as the birthplace of Amarone, but Valpolicella is home to four styles of wine and millennia of viticultural history. The name "Valpolicella" appeared in charters of the mid-12th century, combining two valleys previously thought of independently.
Valpolicella is the first Italian appellation by value, second to only Chianti and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo in red wine production. Its name is thought to be a mix of Latin and ancient Greek, and translates to “valley of many cellars.” The region’s revered red wines are diverse, spanning four styles: dry, epic Amarone; the spicy cherry charms of Valpolicella Ripasso; sweet Recioto; and lively, accessible Valpolicella.
The four distinct styles of Valpolicella wine are unusual in that all are made from the same short list of native grapes: Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone, and Molinara. Rarer still, all four wines are produced throughout the region.”
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