Amarone is a rich red wine that originates from Valpolicella in the Veneto region of north-eastern Italy. It traditionally known for its very strong, powerful flavour, with an alcohol percentage of up to 15-16 percent.
We have the happiest memories of Monte dei Ragni. Of all the winemakers we visited in 2016 and all the wonderful wine nerds we met, this was our favourite. It’s the story we tell when we want to explain why we are so passionate about wine.
We visit Novaia, an organic vineyard in Valpolicella dating back to the 14th century, where an old pigeon loft sits side by side with a modern winery.
We visited Piccoli during our stay in Valpolicella, Italy. Modern and ambitious, it made a good contrast to the more traditional, older (and more famous) producers we visited.
Quintarelli should be on any wine buff’s bucket list. It is one of the best wineries in the world and the best in the Valpolicella wine region. Giuseppe Quintarelli is the godfather, if not the parent, of Amarone.