Amarone is a traditional and unique method of wine making crafted only from Valpolicella grown grapes which are naturally dried in boxes and then pressed and fermented. The grapes for our Amarone are from the Pojega vineyard where the average vine age is at least 30 years.
Amarone wines are higher in alcohol due to fermentation of the dried grapes and not from the addition of alcohol. Our Villa Rizzardi Amarone Riserva is bottled 4 years after the harvest having spent at least 36 months in mostly French oak barrels. Villa Rizzardi Amarone Riserva is only produced in the better vintages and can be cellared for many years.
It can be enjoyed immediately and does not need to be decanted and we recommend serving at (16°C or 60°F) with roasted or braised meat, game dishes such as venison, curry based dishes or with hard, mature cheeses such as Pecorino di Pienza.
Ageing potential: over 10 years.