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Amarone

Amarone della Valpolicella, usually known simply as Amarone, is considered one of Italy’s greatest red wines. Winemakers in northern Italy’s Veneto region, home of the Amarone DOCG, select the ripest Corvina and other grapes and leave them to dry for several weeks in special temperature-controlled rooms. The raisins that remain are pressed and fermented to dryness, producing a powerful, boldly flavored wine of 14 to 16 percent alcohol. The best Amarones are velvety and rich, with very slightly sweet and nutty flavors.

Pronunciation

[Ah-ma-ROH-nay]

Recommended food pairings

Beef, game, hearty stews, strong cheeses

Serving temperature

65°

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