Bamboo racks at Masi used for appassimento (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I recently visited the Valpolicella district (see vineyard photos here) and was able to see up close the appassimento process at several cellars. This process is the method in which two of this district’s most iconic red wines – Amarone della Valpolicella and Recioto della … Continue reading Appassimento


  Few wines produced anywhere in the world have captured wine consumers’ imaginations as has Amarone. Rich and powerful, this is a red wine that is appealing upon release, but offers an entirely different sensation when consumed a decade or more after the vintage. Amarone is produced in the Valpolicella zone, just north and west … Continue reading Amarone