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Valpolicella (Italy)

Valpolicella is a Valley by Lake Garda in North Italy.

The red wine Valpolicella is typically made from the grapes Corvina(70%), Rondinella, and Molinara.

Typical Flavors


Red Cherry
Red
Cherry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Blackberry
Blackberry

Flowers
Flowers
Pepper
Pepper
Almonds
Almonds
Spices
Spices

Oak Added Flavors:

Barrel
Barrel
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Chocolate
Chocolate
Leather
Leather

Valpolicella is associated with big Cherry notes, Red Berries, Flowers, and Spices.

The wines often have a bitter Almond finish, with a Red Cherry note.

Profile

Valpolicella is a light wine, with low tannins and high acidity:

BODYLight
TANNINSLow
FRUITHigh
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
12-14°C (54-57°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Vegetables
Vegetables
Ham
Ham
Salami
Salami

Pizza
Pizza
Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto
Soup
Soups

Hamburger
Hamburger
Chicken
Chicken
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal

Valpolicella is very food friendly. It pairs well with many types of food.

Valpolicella fruitiness is perfect with Grilled Food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:

Italian. Venetian Cuisine.
Antipasti. Ham. Salami. Lardo di Colonnata.
Grilled Vegetables. Spicy , Rich Soups.
Pizza. Pasta. Risotto. Porcini Mushroom Risotto.
Fat Fish. Bacalao. Salmon. Tuna.
Grilled or Roasted Meat. Fowl. Game.
Stews. Braised Lamb. Glazed Pork.
BBQ. Hamburger. Steak. Mix Grill.

Cheese:
Mild Aged Cheese. Asiago. Montasio. Piave.

Veneto Specialities:
Veneto Antipasti.
Treviso’s Radicchio Risotto.
Polenta Dishes.
Fresh Pasta with Duck Sauce.

If You Like Valpolicella

You Will Also Like:

Bardolino (Italy)
Beaujolais (France)
Blauburgunder (Austria)
Cinsault (France)
Etna Rosso (Italy)
Gamay (France)
Lambrusco (Italy)
Pinot Nero (Italy)
Trollinger (Germany)
Valpolicella (Italy)
Vernatch (Italy)
Zweigelt (Austria)

The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is perfect for a light and fruity red wine.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

About

The name Valpolicellas indicates light, fragrant wines produced in a Vino Novello style, similar to Beaujolais Nouveau and released only a few weeks after harvest (out for sale on 30 October).

The typical grape varieties are Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara.

Valpolicella Classico is made from grapes grown in the Valpolicella zone.

Valpolicella Superiore is aged at least one year and has at least 12% alcohol.

The Valpolicella Wine Region

The wines from the Valpolicella Wine Region range from light style Valpolicella to strong style Amarone and dessert wine Recioto:

  1. Valpolicella: the Lightest.
  2. Ripasso: the Bolder.
  3. Amarone: the King.
  4. Recioto: the Sweet.

Veneto

Veneto is famous for its capital Venezia, and the wines Prosecco, Soave, and Amarone.

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