Amarone

Back to the origins

THE HISTORY OF AMARONE

Amarone is the famous wine of Valpolicella with a debated history about its true origins, full of legend and reality.

 

A significant testimony has come to validate the thesis that the first bottles were produced in the late thirties by the Cantina Sociale Valpolicella Negrar, of which Domìni Veneti is a “child brand” dedicated to the production of very precious Veronese wines. Here’s a brief summary.

 

“Sta olta te l’è proprio indovinà!” (“This time you really guessed it!”) exclaimed Gaetano Dall’Ora, one of the Cantina’s founders, to the winery’s manager Adelino Lucchese after having tasted the wine of a barrel of Recioto which had been forgotten and hadn’t been decanted.

Both expected to have to throw it away; instead they found themselves with a wine that was not sweeter, but robust and full.

 

By completely fermenting, the sugars of the traditional Veronese sweet wine Recioto had turned into alcohol and the Recioto itself had become another wine: a powerful “amaro”, or bitter: Amarone!

 

THE NAME “AMARONE”: the name seems to have been baptised by Gaetano Dall’Ora, the then-president of the cooperative founded in 1933. Gaetano brought the glass of this unknown wine to his nose and immediately tasted it. The discovery was surprising. Genially inspired and inebriated by so many aromas and flavours, the president exclaimed: “This is not an amaro, it’s an amarone!” (amaro means bitter in Italian). Ladies and gentlemen, we thus present you a king.

The Amarone of Mother Nature

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO RISERVA MATER

This Amarone comes from a vineyard in Jago with optimal characteristics; the wine represents the synthesis between the talents of a territory, tradition and man. This wine has only reached the mandatory requisites in the years 1990, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2010.

 

Amarone is a wine of excellence which reflects the close relationship with Mother Nature, as depicted on the label by the artist Gianni Burato. Full-bodied, with sweet and soft notes of dried fruit, spices and tobacco, it is a wine to be paid attention to and enjoyed at the end of dinner, as well as paired with the highest-quality meats and aged cheeses.

750 ml

dry red wine

Corvina 60%
Corvinone 15%
Rondinella 15%
other varieties as per DOCG regulations 10%

Vineyards of Jago

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO VIGNETI DI JAGO

Jago has always been an esteemed micro-area used to make great wines with structure. It confirms its vocation with this Amarone.

 

Indeed, Amarone di Jago comes from the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area. Its has an intense red colour reminiscent of rubies. If you are looking for full-bodied flavour to pair beautifully with game, grilled meat and aged cheeses, here it is: perfect during meals, and also ideal for warming up after dinner.

750 ml

dry red wine

Corvina 60%
Corvinone 15%
Rondinella 15%
other varieties as per DOCG regulations 10%

The balance between elegance and structure

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico is the best-known and most representative product of our company philosophy thanks to its balance that expresses elegance and structure.

 

Obtained from grapes grown in the Valpolicella Classica area and left in drying rooms, it is aged in barrels and then in bottles. It pairs perfectly with lunches or dinners with meat and aged cheeses.

375 ml, 750 ml,
1500 ml, 3000 ml,
5000 ml

dry red wine

Corvina 60%
Corvinone 15%
Rondinella 15%
other varieties as per DOCG regulations 10%

Amarone DOCG Classico Domìni Veneti

Organic Amarone

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO BIO

An organic Amarone DOCG made from grapes from the Valpolicella Classica area left in drying rooms and aged in large barrels for at least 18 months, then in bottles for 6-8 months.

 

It is of a compact garnet-red colour, with an intense nose of black cherries preserved in alcohol and dried prunes. Its palate has structure and a distinct softness, therefore it is perfect with grilled meat, braised meat and aged cheeses.

750 ml

dry red wine

Corvina 60%
Corvinone 15%
Rondinella 15%
other varieties as per DOCG regulations 10%