Why we love it
The Recioto della Valpolicella is the traditional dessert wine of the Valpolicella, it is made using the same grapes used in the other Valpolicella wines, late harvested and then dried to concentrate the sugar.
For this Recioto della Valpolicella only the best, hand picked grapes are used, left outside to dry for about 4 months, and then aged. 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 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.