Amarone della Valpolicella Docg – Pasqua

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita Geographic Area Vineyards located on the hillside areas of Valpantena, north eastern part of Valpolicella. Grapes Dried grapes of Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone, Negrara. Winemaking This Amarone is obtained from the best bunches harvested by hand and left to raisin in wooden crates for about 3 months. After raisining, the grapes increase in sugar…

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Italian value wines are having a moment—and just in time for your spring sipping. Wine Enthusiast gives you the 20 best bottlings from various Italian appellations in vastly diverse styles. And they have one thing in common: They are all Best Buys. 91 Capanne Ricci 2010 Rosso di Montalcino. This Rosso boasts impressively intense and pure…

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This is a list where all the Italian producers would like to see their bottles, a list which transforms the appreciation of the critics and the market in prices company income, in other words the economical prize for the many efforts, risks and all the passion that goes into every drop of wine. The list…

Italian Wine 101 Doc & Docg

It happens most of the time while I am serving a wine to the new world tourists. They always ask me what the different ? Is Docg better than Doc ? So lets try to answer this two questions by trying to explain first what is Doc (denominazione di origine controllata) “denomination of controlled origin” that…

Amarone 101

What is this delectable drink we call Amarone? And how is it made? Amarone is a dried-grape wine made using the appassimento (ah-pah-see-men-toh) method—a process whereby grapes are left to dry for several months and then pressed once they have lost between 40% and 50% of their original weight. Grapes are picked while they still…

Poll #2 Brunello, Barolo or Amarone…. ?

Brunello di Montalcino, Barolo and Amarone di Valpolicella are the three most important wines of Italy. If you are looking for great Italian wines definitely is one of this three. Like all the good italian things you have to pay to get them because this are wines that start from 35 dollars till no limit…….