Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta and Negrara
The word Amarone does not identify the place where this wine is produced nor the grapes used for its production.
In fact Amarone is a blend of dark berry typical of Valpolicella. The last modification of 2011 to the specification provides for the use of corvina Veronese from 45 to 95% (it is possible to substitute it with corvinone in the maximum percentage of 50%), rondinella from 5 to 30% and a small percentage of other grape varieties dark non-aromatic plants suitable for cultivation in the area.
From these five grapes we produce red wines: Valpolicella, Ripasso, Amarone, Forlago, Raffaello and Recioto. We have only one red wine produced with only Corvina grapes dried for a month. This one is an IGT wine so it is not in the DOC/DOCG rules.
Do you know that Amarone origin was a mistake?
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