Amarone wines are some of the most intriguing, but also controversial, wines from Italy. Made in an unusual style, they have a unique character and heady richness that is hard to surpass.
Amarone is the name of a style of wine, not the region the wine comes from. It is produced in the large area in Italy’s northeast known as Veneto (Venice is there on the coast). Within that large region is a smaller wine producing region known as Valpolicella. There, several styles of wine are produced including basic dry red wines labeled as Valpolicella. The Amarone are usually labeled fully as Amarone della Valpolicella, produced from this same region and from the same grapes, but by a unique method. The grapes used include Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara, which are the same used in the standard Valpolicella wines.
La Giaretta is a family run estate located in Valgatara, a small hill town that lies in the heart of the classic Valpolicella region. Valpolicella and its sturdier brother Amarone della Valpolicella are the two most important red wines in the Veneto and La Giaretta produces superb examples of both. La Giaretta’s vineyards total ten hectares and sit at an altitude of approximately 200 meters on alluvial, stony and morainic soil. For several generations, the winery has produced and bottled wine obtained exclusively from grapes grown on the estate.
The production range includes a fine selection of Valpolicella Classicos, Amarone Classicos and two dessert wines, one white, Girolamo and one red, Recioto. At the top of the range are Amarone I Quadretti and Valpolicella Classico, I Quadretti both made from La Giaretta’s finest grapes and aged in small French oak barrels.
Cottonwood is pleased to present a Wine Tasting with Dinner, featuring 5 wines paired with traditional Veneto cuisine. Join us at 7pm, see below menu and link for ticket purchase.
VALPOLICELLA Volpare DOC
VALPOLICELLA Classico Superiore Ripasso DOC
VALPOLICELLA Classico Superiore I Quadretti DOC
AMARONE Classico DOC
AMARONE Classico I Quadretti DOC
RECIOTO Classico 500ml DOC
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