Anteprima Amarone 2022
Anteprima Amarone is an event organized by Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella. It takes place every year in Verona at Palazzo della Gran Guardia where it is presented the latest marketable vintage of Amarone della Valpolicella, the great and most renowned Veronese red wine in the world.
The Anteprima Amarone 2022, initially scheduled on February 4 and 5, has been moved to June. The rescheduling was voted unanimously by the Consorzio tutela vini Valpolicella due the historical period of uncertainty we are living. It is hoped that in June there will be the conditions to guarantee an adequate and safe development of the event with the usual presence of experts and stakeholders of international level. The dates have not yet been decided and they will be communicated as soon as possible, while the program will remain the one initially defined for February.
The president of the Consortium, Christian Marchesini said that “We want to be present again and we want to do it in the best possible way we owe it to our producers and to a denomination that in 2021 registered an important season in terms of sales”.
Last year the event was postponed to 2022 due to the Covid pandemic and an online event was planned for February 26 and 27, 2021 (Valpolicella annual conference) involving producers, institutions, buyers, trade press, wine lovers from all over the world! While the last event that was regularly held was in 2020 with this schedule:
Palazzo della Gran Guardia:
February 1, 2020 – Inaugural event closed to the public, dedicated to press and media – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
February 2, 2020 – Event open to the public – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Admission ticket: 40 euros (35 euros with online purchase)
WHAT DOES THE TICKET INCLUDE?
- Wine tasting at the wineries’ tasting counters
- Tasting of gastronomic products in the reserved area
Amarone tasting in the Cellar
Every weekend we offer a series of guided tastings to make our guests live a real experience. In the winery, where we produce Amarone della Valpolicella, we will explain our territory, our history, the grapes, the harvest, the drying process and the winemaking techniques. A glass of Valpolicella Classico will welcome you and then continue with 100% Corvina Veronese, Raffaello, Amarone Forlago and the sweet Rita. The winery is surrounded by vineyards and olive trees (we also produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil). All the phases of the production of Amarone will be explained: from the manual harvesting of the grapes in the vineyard to the natural fermentation in steel tanks passing through the fruttaio where the grapes are dried. We will then reveal the secrets that make Amarone such an important wine. Tasting sessions will be at 10.40am or at 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays (always upon reservation).
For those who come to Verona to better understand this Veronese structured red wine, famous all over the world, we point out the availability of accommodation in the winery! Valpolicella is wine, it’s history, it’s territory and gastronomy, organize your tour in this beautiful valley! Don’t hesitate to ask for any help!