After having represented one of the historical Veneto DOC areas from 1968 to 2010, Recioto della Valpolicella has finally been awarded the Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin label.
The new label allows it to be produced in still form, also defined as classic or Valpantena, or spumante, also defined as Valpantena. The production area is located on the north side of the province of Verona, covering 19 municipalities in the hilltop or slightly hilly areas.
The grapes involved in the production of this prestigious wine are the Corvina veronese (also Cruina or Corvina) and the Rondinella. Other vines can be integrated up to a maximum of 25%, including red-berry fragrant grapes from the province of Verona, and other local Italian varieties.
This complex procedure that codifies a traditional process enables the production of a wine, full red in colour, with occasional violet or garnet reflexions when aged, and a characteristic and accentuated aroma. With a full, velvety, intense and sweet flavour, and fine and continuous bubbles in the case of the spumante, after a couple of years aging this is the perfect wine to accompany all kinds of desserts, especially chocolate and pastry, but its perfect complement is without a doubt Verona’s pandoro.