Inside the bottle of Valpolicella is a new world of flavor, unique to each bottle, due primarily to the fact that 97% of the grapes used are indigenous varieties. Broken down, 71% of the grapes are Corvina and 21% are Rondinella.
Worldwide Valpolicella sales fall into three catagories.
Ripasso DOC (45%)
Valpolicella DOC (32%)
Amarone DOCG (22%)
The Valpolicella region in Italy is located north of Verona, in the Veneto.
Below are a few photographs of the bottles and producers I sampled at a recent Valpolicella tasting.
These are the producers of the wines.....
To learn more about Valpolicella, visit www.consorziovalpolicella.it
Philip S. Kampe