Recioto della Valpolicella
Italian Sweet Dessert Wine
Recioto della Valpolicella, or Recioto for short, is created in the Venitian region of Italy. Originally there was only one legal region, or DOC, for the Valpolicella name
. These wines are made with the Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara grapes. Two sub-groups emerged, though - recioto
, which is a sweet dessert wine, and amarone
, which is a dry red wine with great body.
Both recioto and amarone are made with grapes that have been dried on racks, bringing out their flavors.
In 1991 these two were granted their own DOCs. The land area encompassed by these three DOCs is the same, but the types of wine are quite different.
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