Amarone of the Valpolicella
Through gentle valleys set in the Veronese Prealps, extends one of the most important and interesting wine production areas in the world: Valpolicella. From the classic valley that touches 5 municipalities to the west of Verona, the production area extends almost to the border with Vicenza passing through landscapes of historical and artistic interest, such as Valpantena and the valleys to the northeast of the city, which make up the eastern Valpolicella , dedicated to the vine and wine since the times of time. Amarone della Valpolicella is produced in these hills.
Wine of humble origins but with a noble heart, it brings with it a strong reference to history and traditions, which come together to give life to a nectar that does not need great presentations.
Born shortly before the Second World War from a lucky mistake in the cellar, this wine echoes today worldwide. Known, acclaimed, in demand all over the world, it can boast a respectable position among the top ten wines in the world for fame and appeal.
The vineyard arrived in this land with the Romans over 2,000 years ago. The Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella vines grew here and evolved, changing and improving over the years. Verona has been its cradle for a long time and man has done the rest by learning how to cultivate these native grapes and work them wisely.
Few wines can explain the concept of terroir as clearly as Amarone. The encounter between land, hills, climate and the skilled hands of those who live on this land contain its essence.
The breezy climate of these valleys, in fact, lends itself well to that fundamental passage, for the Amarone grape, which is called drying. Not very compact bunches of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella do the rest to obtain a wine with different facets, of an intense ruby red color that turns towards satisfying orange nuances with time.
Of great structure and complexity, Amarone della Valpolicella offers quality tastings, whether it is produced in the classic area, Valpantena or even further east. It is worth tasting them all, touching them and experiencing them for their fullness and the delicate aromas of red fruit they bring with them. Cherry is one of the characteristics most strongly recognizable by the public of tasters, which surprises the nose and mouth every time, gradually transforming into more ripe fruits and jams. There is no shortage of small red fruits and ripe plums to serve as a side dish for an intriguing palate in itself.
With the aging in cask the notes of vanilla explode, the sweet toasts, the characteristics of oak wood and, if you are lucky, an unforgettable reference to chocolate.
This wine can be easily combined with traditional Veronese dishes and can be wonderfully interpreted with aged cheeses from nearby Lessinia.
But don’t miss it even in the Risotto all’Amarone version, strictly without radicchio and with a generous sprinkling of Monte Veronese cheese on the finish.
If, on the other hand, you are a fireplace lover, an Amarone della Valpolicella will surprise you as a meditation wine. Its roundness and silky tannin make it a particularly convivial wine, to be tasted and relished for the delight of the most demanding palates.