MANARA Postera Amarone della Valpolicella 2012


The Valpolicella Blend is based on three indigenous red-wine grape varieties grown in the Veneto region in Italy’s northeast. Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella are the trio primarily involved in the Valpolicella DOC, although it could easily be argued that the production method is equally as important – the grape berries are semi-dried to make Amarone, possibly their most famous incarnation.Wines labeled as Ripasso use the pressed skins of Amarone grapes in conjunction with traditional winemaking methods to add color, tannins and complexity to the blend. Ripasso can be fairly regarded as a halfway step between dry Valpolicella and Amarone wines.