Drinking and Pairing Amarone with Food

Amarone della Valpolicella is produced primarily from the red Corvina grape in the Valpollicella zone of Veneto, Italy. Amarone is unique in its production: the Corvina grapes are dried for about three months before being pressed and fermented dry, producing a wine that is concentrated and high in alcohol. These rich and powerful red wines often display a raisiny and chocolaty character, with a pleasant amaro (bitterness) about them. 

While Amarone is a wonderful accompaniment to braised meats and rich risottos, the wine's high alcohol will seem amplified by spicy heat or excessive salt. Be sure that the dish is of equal weight or it might be overwhelmed.

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Amarone pairs well with:

Game Meats

Dried Fruits

British cuisine

Foods cooked via Braise/Soup/Stew

Fatty dishes

Dishes to serve with Amarone: