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.

Primary Flavors

  • Tart Cherry
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate
  • Green Peppercorn
  • Almond

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium Body

Low Tannins

High Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    55–60°F / 12-15°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Universal

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

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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