Amarone DOCG Classico 2016, Venturini


2016: So far one of the best vintages ever, talking about Amarone production.

With its intense, luminous garnet red color, Amarone is concentrated and dense. Amid the sweet sensations of violet and steeped cherries, spicy notes of pepper and cloves are temptingly perceptible. The mouth is explosive and warm, well balanced by the pleasantly savory dryness of the strong tannins that add elegance and enhance its enjoyment, with an aftertaste of small, sweet fruits preserved in spirits.
The label of this wine shows the fragment of an effigy that decorates an ancient Romanesque church located near our cellar. It depicts two winged lions guarding a vase of wine. Displaying it on our labels is our way of conveying the culture of our land to the rest of the world.

  • Blend: Corvina 70%, Rondinella 25%, Molinara 5%
  • Food pairing: Excellent with aged cheeses, it expresses the best of itself with dishes of game or very elaborate dishes like braised and slow-cooked meats. It is particularly intriguing paired with a platter of pork ribs in barbecue sauce.
  • Amarone Riserva expresses right from its intense, strong color, the great concentration of material that goes into its composition. It is a wine that requires a prolonged period of maturation and just for that reason reveals its true nature only after several minutes in the glass.
  • The sweet fruit is reminiscent of ripe cherries in spirit, carob, dried prunes and faded violets, but then come the spices, nutmeg and cloves, the hints of musk and underbrush. The mouth is enveloping and thrills for its great power, elegantly restrained by the fine, almost evanescent tannins that reawaken the savory sweetness of the fruit in its long, persistent tail.
  • It is a wine to enjoy slowly, giving it time to reveal itself little by little. We love Amarone, and this Riserva is just the way they wanted it, capable of proving the longevity and positive evolution of this great wine over the course of the years.
    Amarone Riserva is produced only in certain years and in a limited number of bottles. It is a wine to keep for your special occasions.
  • Blend: Corvina 70%, Rondinella 25%, Molinara 5%
  • Alcohol by volume: 16.5% by vol.
  • Vinification: raisining of selected bunches on platforms until January (loss of 45% of the weight) – pressing and destemming – maceration on the skins for 45 days, pumping over daily – fermentation between 15°C and 20°C – racking off and transfer to wood, where the wine matures for 5 years, part in Slavonian oak casks – aged in the bottle for 12 months after bottling.
  • Food pairing: dark chocolate; blu cheese; roasted, grilled meats


It was in 1963 that, in San Floriano, in the heart of the Valpolicella district, the winery Azienda Agricola Venturini Massimino first made its appearance on the scene. The indissoluble bond between love for the land and experience acquired in years of hard work and devotion became a business that has passed through the generations to the present time: grandfather Antonio and dad Massimino passed the baton ideally to Daniele, Mirco and Giuseppina, each with his or her own skills and interests, one for growing, one for wine- making, one for management. The timeline has lengthened but the history of the Venturini family has continued on its path of passion for the culture of the area and respect for the knowledge inherited from those who lived its history.

“Devotion and passion are an everyday experience, living as we do, in contact with nature, following and respecting its rhythms. It is with steadfast love and admiration that the family gaze proudly at the ripe fruit, remembering the gentle way grandpa Massimino would caress our faces with the rough, toil-worn hands of a man of the soil”.

The family look to the future, without forgetting their roots. The strength of the vocation keeps the Venturini family constantly in activity. Day after day, it is fed by the desire to give life to a product capable of reflecting what is truest and deepest in the soul of a company that has never forgotten its origins, receiving from them the stimulus to renew itself and respect the old teachings, to grow stronger and better. 





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