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Tenuta Santa Maria: New Valpolicella and Amarone Releases

The sixth generation of the Bertani family maintains the family tradition of producing quality Veronese wines at their Tenuta Santa Maria estate.  They make a range of wines from Soave to Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Ripasso and Amarone della Valpolicella.  The Gaetano brothers … Continue reading

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Amarone Family Wines Tasting at Verona’s Bottega del Vino

The Famiglie dell’Amarone d’Arte (Amarone Families) is a collection of twelve of Valpolicella’s most prominent wineries dedicated to maintaining the rigorous standards required to produce high quality Amarone. We recently met up with Marilisa Allegrini, President of Amarone Families, to … Continue reading

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The 2008 Domini Veneti Crus of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar

The Cantina Valpolicella Negrar may be Europe’s most quality-oriented cooperative. We tasted the 2008 Domini Veneti Crus for this article. We earlier tasted the 2005 vintage in our report on The Amarones of Valpolicella. These Amarones are made to express … Continue reading

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The Domini Veneti Amarones of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar: Expressions of Terroir

In 1992 the Cantina Valpolicella Negrar–one of five cooperatives in Valpolicella–embarked on a unique project to produce Amarones that would express the distinct terroir of each of the Classico’s five distinct areas (see map)—Sant’Ambrogio, Fumane, San Pietro in Cariano, Marano, … Continue reading

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