Amarone della Valpolicella - Guide, Origin, History and Pairings

Amarone della Valpolicella: History, Origin and Tasting Guide on InstaWinery - Enoteca di Vini Online


L'Amarone is a wine that owes its origins to the province of Verona, more precisely in the area of ​​the Valpolicella, where it gets recognition DOCG of Valpolicella. It is a bottle made up of historical vines of the area: the RondinellaCorvina Veronese and in some cases the latter is replaced by the Corvinone.

Grapes Amarone della Valpolicella


The history ofAmarone della Valpolicella it is a mystery, but local tales have it that it dates back to the year of 1936, from the cellar manager of the Cantina Sociale Valpolicella, Adelino Lucchese, who decided to taste the contents of a barrel of Recioto forgotten in the cellar, amazed by the texture and taste of the wine he exclaimed: "This is not a Bitter, it's a Amarone". Because of this completely accidental discovery, it is thought that one of the most appreciated Italian excellences in the world was born. In fact in recent years the Protection Consortium disproves this story, stating that a product likeAmarone it is unlikely that it could arise from completely random events, but rather, from slow and rigorous evolutionary processes that have allowed a gradual development of the product over the years, but despite this in the area of Valpolicella and in the surrounding areas we continue to tell the story of Adelino Lucchese, which also remains our favorite version.


THE'Amarone della Valpolicella it's a Red wine From organoleptic characteristics unique, it is recognized for its typically robust alcohol content that oscillates on 14% for the lighter ones up to even a 17% for the more powerful and structured ones. His is iconic colore gloomy garnet red with a perfume very characteristic and accentuated in the right places, where we can find hints of ripe fruit, black cherry and hints of raspberries. In the more mature versions, a musk aroma stands out. To the palate it is warm and enveloping, full and velvety. It is a tasty and always pleasant wine, it cannot be missing in the cellar of a real one Wine Lover to be open and savored in special moments.

Glass of Amarone della Valpolicella


L'Amarone della Valpolicella like any Red wine respectable aged has its own particular procedure to be tasted and drunk at its best. It is preferable that the bottle is served at a temperature between 18 and 20 builds. It is essential that the wine is not tasted immediately after opening, according to most of the world famous sommeliers it is necessary that they pass at least two hours after opening. If theAmarone it is very old, it must be decanted in a special carafe or Decanter.


L'Amarone della Valpolicella is a bottle that best accompanies the winter cooking e dishes such as stews, roasts, game or braised meats, in order to best express the quality of the product. Also exceptional pairing with first courses based on risotto, pappardelle, livers, pasta and beans. Although it is an excellent wine to accompany, it is also possible to taste it by itself, in fact it is considered one of the most famous meditation wines.

Roast to combine with Amarone della Valpolicella


Choose a Amarone it's not easy, but luckily for you the sommeliers of InstaWinery they always come to your rescue! 

Here is 4 Amaroni from Valpolicella available in our online wine shop that every Wine Lover must have tasted at least once in his life:

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2016 di Adami Court.

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOCG Riserva di Zardini Pietro.

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOCG "Pietro Junior" di Zardini Pietro.

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015 di Tamburino Sardo



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