Veneto is home to Venice and Verona, two important cities for the wine trade since the Middle Ages. The impact of Venice’s early prominence in particular can be seen to this day, in the wine produced within the region and along the Adriatic.

It now has over 90,000 hectares of vineyards, and is our country’s leading region for quantity of wine production. At the same time, it is home to a range of wines celebrated around the world, such as Amarone, Valpolicella and Soave.

The former two are made primarily with the Corvina grape, a variety that due to a thick skin lends itself particularly well to the appassimento process of air-drying. This allows the grapes to further develop their phenols and sugars, and concentrate flavours.

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