Why we love it
Recioto della Valpolicella is the traditional dessert wine of the Valpolicella, made using the same grapes used in the other Valpolicella wines, late harvested and then dried to reduce the water content and concentrate the sugar.
For this Recioto della Valpolicella only the best, hand picked grapes from vineyards located in the “classico” area at about 600 masl are used, left outside in small boxes to avoid damaging the grapes to dry for about 4 months, and then aged in wood. The result is an unctuous Recioto della Valpolicella wine with a complex nose, with cherry and red fruit notes, with a warm palate, sweet with a pleasant acidity and smooth tannins.
The Recioto della Valpolicella find its perfect match in chocolate based desserts.
The artisan who made it
Over the generations, the Gamba winery has been passed down from father to son and it is now run by the three brothers Giovanni, Giuseppe and Martino helped by their own sons and daughters. Located right in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area and spanning six acres, they grow the classic Valpolicella grapes, from Corvina to Rondinella with which then they make the classic Valpolicella wines, from valpolicella to amarone, from valpolicella ripasso to a recioto della valpolicella.