Valpolicella Wine Trail

Valpolicella is a red wine created from corvina, molinara, and rondinella grapes in the Veneto region of Italy. Regular Valpolicella has 11% alcohol and no more than 70% corvina. Valpolicella Superiore is created with at least a year of aging, and must be 12% alcohol or more.
The traditional center of Valpolicella production uses the name 'Valpolicella Classico' - about half of all Valpolicella falls into this category.
Valpolicella can be a fruity, medium-weight red wine, but because of recent production troubles and overplanting it can often be acidic and thin. They can have a light cherry flavor, with licorice hints and slightly bitter finish. Robert Parker went so far as to call it "insipid industrial garbage" at one point. It appears that Valpolicella producers are trying to improve their wines to combat this appearance.
Valpolicella should be drunk at around 56F which is cool but not white wine temperature. It is normally drunk relatively young, within 3 years. It goes well with light dishes - pork, lamb, eggplant in red sauce.

Vittorio Del Bono Venezze
ITALY AND WINE founder

Wine tours

Choose among the following wine tours to taste some of the best Amarone:

Italy and Wine
Valpolicella is a famous wine zone where the Amarone comes from.

Wineries in Valpolicella

  • Novaia (Marano di Valpolicella)

    This winery is located in one of the most suggestive and luxurious areas of Alta Valpolicella, on the top of a gentle and sunny hill.


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