Updated: 9 facts about Valpolicella that you probably know wrong

If you are a Valpolicella wine lover, it's likely you know many things about this area and its wines. And it's also likely that some of those things are incorrect or totally wrong...

Here we try to correct some of the most common misconceptions about Valpolicella wines.

“Amarone is becoming fantastically popular (and cheap). Is it a problem?”

“Amarone is becoming fantastically popular (and cheap). Is it a problem?”

In a recent article on his BKWine Magazine, our good friend Per Karlsson deals the interesting question of cheaper Amarone della Valpolicella (mainly) in the Swedish market.

The point is that, due to the appassimento or ripasso technique (two different techniques that a #winelover has to learn to distinguish), almost any red wine can become sexier: velvety, sweeter sometimes, much more structured, fruity, powerful etc. In a word, more exciting. The perfect wine to impress everybody, don’t you agree? I mean, everybody who never tasted an authentic Amarone della Valpolicella before… because if you know this kind of wine, you also know that the technique is just a part of its success - this is not the moment to discuss also about this, though...

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9 facts about Valpolicella that you probably know wrong

If you are a Valpolicella wine lover, it's likely you know many things about this area and its wines. And it's also likely that some of those things are incorrect or totally wrong...

Here we try to correct some of the most common misconceptions about Valpolicella wines.

Do you really know how Amarone della Valpolicella is made?

Do you really know how Amarone della Valpolicella is made?

It's among the most renowned wines of the world, and maybe you also are a lover of this red wine, so elegant, velvety, fruity and powerful... yes, I'm talking about Amarone della Valpolicella. I guess that everybody knows how it is made... no?

The truth is that many wrong beliefs are widespread in the world about this wine: too many people, for example, still believe that the typical blend of grapes is Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara...

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