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Tezza: Current Releases of Amarone and Ripasso from the Valpantena Valley

100% organic certified, the Tezza winery in the Valpantena Valley northeast of Verona is now managed by the third generation of the family.  They undertook a major renovation of their 28 hectares of vineyards in the towns of Poiano, Nesente, and … Continue reading

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Bertani’s Current Releases from Soave and Valpolicella

Founded in 1857, Bertani is one of Valpolicella’s most illustrious producers of Amarone with over 200 hectares of vineyards in the province of Verona.  Over the decades, this winery has demonstrated its ability to produce wines of extraordinary purity and … 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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