is a red wine produced in the Veneto region, east of Lake Garda, in northern Italy. Valpolicella has enjoyed Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) status since 1990. The historical Valpolicella production region is split into five distinct areas: Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, San Pietro in Cariano, the Fumane valley, the Marano valley and the Negrar valley. The DOC also includes the area of Valpantena and an area east of Verona.
The Valpolicella DOC climate is mild and fairly dry. Nearby Lake Garda tempers the variations in temperature. The grape varieties used for the Valpolicella red wines are mainly Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, and Molinara which can be complemented by the Cruina, Forselina, Negrara or Oseleta varietals. Valpolicella can be fresh and sweet or more structured and tannic, depending on the varietals used.
The diversity of the wines of Valpollicella comes as a pleasant surprise, particularly those produced by Domaine Stefano Accordini.
More informations on the website of the wines of Valpolicella