Why we love it
Recioto della Valpolicella is the traditional dessert wine of the Valpolicella region, made using the same grapes used in the other Valpolicella wines.
The wine making process of the Recioto della Valpolicella is similar to the Amarone’s, with the grapes left to dry anywhere between 100 and 200days, until they reach the necessary amount of sugar content.
This Recioto della Valpolicella Classico is made using only the best, hand picked grapes from vineyards located in the “classico” area at about 600 masl. The grapes, once harvested are put in small boxes to avoid damaging them, and left to dry. Once the grapes reach the required sugar content, they are vinified and aged in wood.
The result is an unctuous Recioto della Valpolicella with a complex nose, with cherry and red fruit notes, with a warm palate, sweet and with a pleasant acidity and smooth tannins.
The Recioto della Valpolicella find its perfect match in chocolate based desserts or as meditation wine. It also pairs fresh-little aged cheeses.
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.