Veneto Wine: Valpolicella, Prosecco, the volcanic white wines
The Veneto is the first Italian region for wine production, but is also a place for the production of high quality wines as Amarone della Valpolicella, Recioto di Soave, Valdobbiadene Prosecco, Torcolato.
In addition to these famous and quite expensive wines, from Venice to Verona you will find excellent red wine, rose wine, white wine, and spirits, at affordable prices.
Do not limit your visit to the classical wine tours spots as Valpolicella, Val d'Illasi, Soave or Valdobbiadene, and head towards other beautiful hilly areas such as Berici, Euganei and Lessini. Here much attention and work has been devoted to ammeliorating the quality of the wines creating the so-called "trend towards quality", with a wide variety of grapes, including native, and a series of small biodynamic wine productions.
Don't miss the Barbarano Riserva wine, a Red Tai variety that takes its name from Barbarano Vicentino, a small town at the base of the southern slopes of the Berici Hills, or to look for native grapes such as Carmenere (Berici), Pinello (Euganei) and Durello (Lessini).
Veneto is the ideal region for a great wine tour, combining historical places, its cities of art (Venice, Verona, Padua, Vicenza) with a wide offer of wine and food regional tradition.
You can easily find a farm holidays for you stay and enjoy fresh and organic products.
Among dry sparkling wines suited for a drink one can not ignore the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, in the traditional version Extra Dry or Brut version to accompany a starter. As an alternative, with fish appetizers or with traditional salami as Sopressa Dop, or accompanying the whole meal, you can choose a Durello Lessini Doc, produced by the classical method of secondary fermentation in the bottle.
To dive in the true tradition of home consumption and conviviality you have to try Prosecco "Col fondo", preferably bought in the summer months directly at one of the many wineries, in particular in the towns of Valdobbiadene, that produce it with the best grapes of old vines with traditional method handed down from generation to generation.
Turning to white wines let's remember the indigenous varieties such as Garganega, Trebbiano di Lugana and Vespaiola and productions heavily influenced by volcanic soils, such as Soave Classico DOC and the Gambellara Classico Doc.
Even for fans of rose wine the Veneto can offer a product of great tradition as the Bardolino Chiaretto Classico, which every spring is dedicated a nice event, with previews of the new vintage, in Lazise sul Garda. Moving a few kilometers and with the same native vines characteristic of Bardolino Doc is the Valpolicella, where born the most famous red wines of the Veneto. Amarone della Valpolicella has earned a full place among the great Italian red wines, able to conquer the international market. Great red wines, mostly produced with international grape varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc), although historically rooted in this Doc, are also produced in Doc Breganze, Berici and Euganean Hills.
Particular mention, among the red wines, deserves the Berici Tai red wine, first known as Tocai, produced with a native vine genetically indistinguishable from Cannonau, produced in both versions very fruity young and fit for consumption, perhaps accompanying the typical Bacalà Vicenza, and in a more structured version reserves and suitable for a certain aging that will surprise those who do not know him in this capacity.
Even between meditation wines, including those suitable to accompany cheeses and dessert, this production area can offer a wealth of products difficult to overcome. Many DOC and DOCG, both for the dessert wines, sweet sparkling wines: Colli Euganei Fior d'Arancio, sparkling Gambellara Classico Recioto and sparkling Recioto di Soave, are sparkling DOCG Recioto di Soave, Recioto di Valpolicella and the Recioto di Gambellara, are three great dessert wines which, together with Breganze Torcolato and Vin Santo Gambellara Doc, can not be ignored by lovers of sweet wines.
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