What does Recioto mean in wine?

What does Recioto mean in wine?

Recioto is an Italian wine word. It refers to wines that have been made from ‘dried’ grapes, or grapes that are harvested when ultra ripe then left out to dry and ‘raisin’ before fermentation.

How do you serve Recioto della Valpolicella?

The Recioto is an excellent dessert wine, that goes perfectly with the cakes of the Veronese tradition (such as the pandoro and the panettone), but can also be served with soft cheese varieties. It is best to uncork the bottle an hour before pouring it and to serve it in large glasses called ballon.

What is the difference between Amarone and Recioto?

Both of these full-bodied Italian red wines can be rich in flavour and have the Corvina grape at their heart, but Amarone is dry, or off-dry in taste, while Recioto della Valpolicella is sweet. Legend has it that Amarone was born after a Recioto fermentation was left too long.

Is Recioto a dessert wine?

“Recioto,” as in “Recioto della Valpolicella,” refers to a dessert wine made from grapes that were dried on mats after picking. This process turns the grapes closer to raisins, concentrating the flavors. The wines are lovely and taste how you’d expect raisins-turned-wine to taste, rich and sweet.

What do you eat with Recioto?

Recioto food pairings Considering the strong structure of Recioto, all the cakes with cocoa and chocolate are welcome, maybe raw chocolate would be too daring, but for cheesecakes, chocolate salami, pear and chocolate tart, chocolate cake do not hesitate to combine a good Recioto.

Should Recioto be chilled?

Chilling the Recioto della Valpolicella by Allegrini is a slightly different take on the idea – it’s got residual sugar so it is sweeter, and it’s full bodied. But on a hot day, it works really nicely when it’s chilled down. Traditionally, you serve it with dessert but it can work well as an aperitif too.

How is Recioto della Valpolicella made?

When should I drink Amarone della Valpolicella 2011?

The 2011 Vintage These wines are not ready to drink yet but should provide excellent sipping in subsequent years and will be excellent in their prime 12 to 15 years from now. To enjoy Amarone wines at their best, much pazienza is required.

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