TASTE OF PROSECCO
The area of Conegliano Valdobbiadene lies in hilly countryside situated 50 km from Venice. Here vine-growing has extremely ancient origins, but the first written document linking Prosecco to this area dates back to 1772. Ever since the introduction of the D.O.C. in 1969, the historic production area has remained limited to just 15 communes. Two of these give it its name: Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, one being the zone’s cultural capital and the other the heart of its production.
Amarone wine is a dry red wine DOGC (guaranteed and controlled designation of origin), which is only produced here: in the Valpolicella. Amarone derives its own name from the adjective “bitter” that distinguishes it in flavor from its sweeter brother, the Recioto.
Amarone has a very recent and almost “Random”, origin. It is said that the Amarone della Valpolicella was born from a forgotten barrel of Recioto, in which the natural yeasts present in the wine continued to ferment and subsequently transformed all the sugar into alcohol, making the sweet Recioto into a dry wine.