The grapes of Amarone

amarone grape varieties

Amarone is a dry, red wine that is made from several different partially dried grapes. The exact combination varies from maker to maker, although kinds of grapes are the same. This includes Corvina, Rondinella and a few other variations of red grapes.

The certification of quality and origin

Amarone received its official Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) in December of 1990. This is the quality assurance label for all Italian food products, specifically centered around cheese and wine.

Amarone varieties

There are several variations of the Amarone whine, depending on the percentage and varieties of grapes used in the blending. The Sartori Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG is made with 50% Corvina Veronese, 40% Rondinella and 10% Molinara grapes, while the REIUS Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC has a 50% Corvina Veronese, 30% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, 5% Cabernet mix and the CORTE BRA’ Amarone della Valpollicella Classico DOC has 50% Corvina Veronese, 30% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella and 5% Oseleta.

Sartori, noble wines devoted to Verona

The fascination with a history, the tight bond with a region, the power of a personality embodied in elegant wines that narrate the most intense of love stories: that of Sartori for Verona.

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