Valpolicella

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The region's most famous wine, Amarone della Valpolicella, partially dries grapes to increase concentration in a process called appasimento. Corvina is the darling grape of the Valpo blend and known for its flavors of cherries and chocolate.

Medium-Bodied Red

Primary Flavors

  • Tart Cherry

  • Cinnamon

  • Chocolate

  • Green Peppercorn

  • Almond

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Tannin: Medium Low
  • Acidity: High
  • Alcohol: 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cellar (55–60°F)
  • Glass TypeUniversal
  • Decant 30 Minutes
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $30.00

Food Pairing

The more simple Valpolicella wines pair with burgers and roast chicken. Finer Ripasso and Amarone styles deserve braised meats, steaks, mushrooms and aged cheeses.

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