Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Croatina.
Historical Notes: in the forties a little wooden cask of Recioto della Valpolicella, a sweet wine produced with dried grapes, was forgotten for a long time. This wine, then had time to referment its residual sugar transforming them into alcohol and becoming dry. When this wine was tasted, it was not sweet anymore, but it was bitter, in Italian “amaro”. So Amarone was born.
Alcohol content: 14,5-16% by vol. (it depends on the vintage).
Tasting Characteristics: intense ruby colour, deep scents of ripe cherry, prunes, blackberry; important structure, thick velvety tannins and a wide bouquet.
Food Matching: tagliatelle with mushrooms, Bolognese spaghetti, T-bone steak, pork shank, roasted lamb, seasoned cheeses.