Amarone della Valpolicella
, usually known as Amarone
, is a typically rich Italian
dry red wine made from the partially dried Corvina
grapes (45% - 95%, of which up to 50% can be substituted with Corvinone
(5% - 30%) and other approved red grape varieties. The final result is a very ripe, raisiny, full-bodied wine with very little acid. Alcohol content easily surpasses 15% (the legal minimum is 14%) and the resulting wine is rarely released until five years after the vintage, even though this is not a legal requirement.