Discover the legend of Amarone and the unique wines of Verona in our final class of the fall season
Despite its relatively modest production, Amarone enjoys its current standing as one of Italy’s most fascinating and collectable wines, though it could have just as easily never existed. According to popular legend, the wine was created by accident in the 1930s when a producer of the veronese passito Recioto forgot to stop fermentation. This inadvertently allowed all of the wine’s sugar to be transformed into alcohol, resulting in the name “Amarone” (literally “big bitter”).
Wine producers began officially trading Amarone in the 1950s and it proved an instant success with locals in Verona. Only following the appellation’s award of DOC status in 1990 has Amarone seen a large surge in demand. It remains unique within Italy’s vast viticultural panorama, a wine which breaks many traditional Italian winemaking conventions: while it is a dried-grape wine it is also dry, not sweet, notably high in alcohol, and notoriously challenging to pair properly.
On Wednesday, November 19 join Amarone authority Robert Scibelli, DWS, for our final class of the fall season, Amarone and the Wines of Verona. This revealing tasting seminar will uncover some of the mystery surrounding this rare wine, while also examining some of the other significant wines from the Verona area, including Valpolicella, Bardolino, and Soave.
Amarone and the Wines of Verona
with Robert Scibelli, DWS
Wednesday, November 19
121 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016
For further details please call 212-725-6516 or email email@example.com.
School’s out! Vino’s Italian wine classes will return in the Spring!