Recioto della Valpolicella was well before Amarone. As many wine lovers know, Amarone della Valpolicella originally was a Recioto (the traditional sweet wine from dried red grapes), totally fermented.
Recioto is the father of Amarone della Valpolicella. Its origin. A wine that deserves much more attention and success than actually has, but we cannot complain the consumers about this, because the most of them never tasted a Recioto della Valpolicella - a good one, I mean. It is tricky to make a real good Recioto, and it's quite rare to find one, but we are pretty sure that it's all a matter of market. Nowadays the wine producers in Valpolicella are not so willing to produce Recioto, because it's difficult to make, people don't ask for it and it's expensive to communicate, to market and to sell.
Thus, let's get started from the very beginning: from the awareness. Now you can, because a new book has just been printed, in Italian and English language: "Recioto della Valpolicella - Histories of wine, people and territory" (you can buy it here - link in Italian - or request it through the form below). It tells Recioto's history, tradition, culture, winemaking process... This is the main topic of the first part of the book. In the second part, some renowned Valpolicella wine producers talk about their own vision about this wine.
For the cooking lovers, there are some recipes, also... Many people don't miss to eat the risotto with Amarone when they come to Verona: it's now time to try the risotto with Recioto della Valpolicella. It's even better.
If you want to buy the book (price is €18,00 / $22,50 plus shipment), please fill the form here.
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The book is in Italian and English language.