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View of Valpolicella Vineyards in North East Italy

Valpolicella is one of the most prestigious wine-making regions in Italy and has been dedicated to wine-making since ancient times. It is located in the eastern part of Veneto, between Verona and Lake Garda, with its boundary demarcated to the north by the Lessini mountains.

The area referred to as ‘Valpolicella Classico’, which is most suited to the production of high-quality, prestigious wines due to its altitude, lies within the boundaries of just 5 towns: Sant’Ambrogio, San Pietro in Cariano, Fumane, Marano and Negrar.

The area is characterised by a series of valleys crossed by ‘progni’ - small, torrential water courses - and is steeped in history and culture with ancient parish churches, Renaissance villas and important examples of rural architecture dotted throughout the region.

The red wine known as Valpolicella is typically made from three grape varieties: Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara. A variety of wine styles is produced in the area, including a recioto dessert wine and Amarone, a strong wine made from dried grapes. Most basic Valpolicellas' are light, fragrant table wines produced in a novello style and released only a few weeks after harvest.

Valpolicella Classico is made from grapes grown in the original Valpolicella production zone, whilst Valpolicella Superiore is aged for at least one year and has an alcohol content of at least 12 percent. Valpolicella Ripasso is a form of Valpolicella Superiore made with partially dried grape skins that have been left over from fermentation of Amarone or recioto.

 

 

Cecilia Beretta Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2019

From £16.75 - per bottle
Round and smooth on the palate this is a great value 'baby Amarone'... Read More...

Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2018

From £21.50 - per bottle
Allegrini's take on the Ripasso method. Smooth & velvety with ripe silky tannins... Read More...

Cecilia Beretta Amarone Classico Terre di Cariano Riserva 2013

From £37.50 - per bottle
Brooding and intense, this stunning Amarone recently won a Gambero Rosso 3 bicchieri... Read More...

Masi Brolo Campofiorin Oro 2016

From £19.00 - per bottle
The Masi Brolo Campofiorin Oro is an award winning red wine blend made... Read More...

Masi Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015

From £40.00 - per bottle
Majestic, complex and exuberant this is Masi's gentle giant... Read More...

Allegrini Valpolicella 2019

From £14.50 - per bottle
A lovely intensity of red cherry fruits with a ripe yet zesty palate... Read More...

Masi Angelorum Recioto della Valpolicella 2016

£24.00
The Masi Angelorum Recioto della Valpolicella Classico is one of the historic, red dessert... Read More...

Corte Giara Valpolicella Ripasso La Groletta 2018

From £17.00 - per bottle
From the Allegrini stable this 'Ripasso' has plump red fruit & sweet spices... Read More...

Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2017

From £64.00 - per bottle
A classic Amarone della Valpolicella Classico from one of the region's finest producers... Read More...

Masi Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico | Half Bottle

£24.00
The Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is the product of Masi's unrivalled expertise... Read More...

Ca' Rugate Valpolicella Superiore Campo Lavei 2018

From £22.00 - per bottle
The Ca' Rugate Valpolicella Superiore Campo Lavei is a red wine blend of... Read More...

Masi Amarone Classico Riserva di Costasera 2015

From £55.00 - per bottle
Majestic, complex and exuberant, this special cru of Costasera (the finest terroir for... Read More...

Allegrini La Grola 2017

From £24.50 - per bottle
Full bodied, elegant & intense, La Grola was Valpolicella's first single vineyard Corvina... Read More...

Masi Brolo Campofiorin Oro 2010 | Magnum (150cl)

£38.00
The Masi Brolo Campofiorin Oro is an award winning red wine blend made... Read More...

Masi Campolongo di Torbe Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011

From £115.00 - per bottle
The Boscaini family keeps a unique collection of fine wines in its private... Read More...

Masi Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2013 | Magnum (150cl)

£95.00
The Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is the product of Masi's unrivalled expertise... Read More...

Masi Mazzano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011

From £125.00 - per bottle
The Boscaini family keeps a unique collection of fine wines in its private... Read More...