Valpolicella has the most formidable history in winemaking, tracing back to the Rhaeti tribe during the 7-5th century BCE. Its area lies in the western part of Veneto – to the east of Lake Garda and north of Verona. Valpolicella produces world-famous red wines from the traditional grapes of the area, which include Corvina Veronese, Corvinone and Rondinella.
What do wines from Valpolicella taste like?
Standard Valpolicella wine is fresh and youthful. It bursts with fresh flavours of strawberry, cranberry and raspberry. Valpolicella Ripasso is fuller-bodied, with deeper concentration thanks to the addition of Amarone grape skins. In Amarone, the red fruit flavour is amplified even further with notes of raisins, leather and chocolate.
Read our in-depth Guide to Amarone and Valpolicella to learn more about the incredible wines produced in this region.