Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG


Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG


History: Formerly part of the Valpolicella DOC; established as a separate DOCG in 2010
Vineyard Area: 7,435 ha / 18,400 acres total for all four Valpolicella DOPs (2014)
Production: 98,320 hl / 1,092,000 cases (2014)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Corvina
Styles and Wine Composition: 
  • Rosso (Rd): 45–95% Corvina and/or Corvinone (proportion of Corvina must equal or exceed that of Corvinone); 5–30% Rondinella; maximum 25% OARG (of which no single variety can exceed 10% and all aromatic varieties combined cannot exceed 10%)

  • Riserva (Rosso)


  • Classico, comprising the communes of Fumane, Marano, Negrar, San Pietro in Cariano, and Sant’Ambrogio

  • Valpantena

Significant Production Rules: 
  • Minimum potential alcohol level at harvest: 11.0%

  • After harvest, grapes must be air-dried to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 14% and cannot usually be vinified until December 1 (though most producers wait until January or February)

  • Minimum alcohol level: 14.0%

  • Residual sugar: Maximum 12 g/l (1.2%) for a 14.0% alcohol wine, with a sliding scale up to about 16 g/l (1.6%) for higher alcohol levels

  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum 2 years (ERD = January 1, V+3); for Riserva, minimum 4 years (ERD = November 1, V+4)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 03/07/2014