Veneto and its viticulture
The region Veneto:
Veneto is among the first regions of Italy in terms of volume of wine production. Among the many wines that are produced in the region, we find many famous names such as Amarone, Recioto, Soave, Prosecco, Valpolicella and Bardolino. Veneto becomes famous thanks to its wide variety of grapes available. In fact we can say with certainty that the large number of vines present in this region are the reason why the Veneto knows few rivals in the world in the field of wine. The best known vines are: Garganega, Trebbiano, Glera, Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara and Raboso. Veneto also enjoys a vast territorial diversity, with areas characterized by alluvial or volcanic soils and hilly or flat areas, which allow the production of wines of various different types, from light and drinkable ones, to more full-bodied and demanding wines.
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Amarone della Valpolicella:
Amarone is a wine that is obtained thanks to the fermentation of dried grapes of vines such as Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone. The production area of Amarone DOCG covers the entire foothills of the province of Verona, from Lake Garda almost to the border with the province of Vicenza.
Traditionally the grapes are dried for about 3 months on racks which at the time were used for the cultivation of silkworms. Nowadays this practice is now in disuse as many cellars have well-ventilated rooms used for resting the grapes which remain laid out on plastic crates for months, away from humidity and excessive vibrations. This allows to obtain a sterile site in which the formation of unwelcome molds is prevented for the production of Amatone della Valpolicella. In September the wine will then be decanted into oak barrels where it will remain to refine for a minimum of 2 years while it will rest for 4 years if the Riserva is to be obtained.
Amarone della Valpolicella is a thick wine with an intense and impenetrable purple color that swings substantially in the glass. The nose releases notes of undergrowth, fruit in alcohol, spices and bitter chocolate, all with a marked balsamic sensation. In the mouth it is powerful and important. It is often full-bodied, dry and with soft but present and well-balanced tannins. It closes long and with the classic stage encore. A wine of great fame that never disappoints!