Recioto della Valpolicella joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification DOCG (denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin) that was released on 30 November 2011.
Being a product DOCG certification requires that the entire production process must be carried out in the region of Veneto.
The denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin Recioto della Valpolicella is also for designation with references Classic and Valpantena; the Recioto della Valpolicella Spumante for designation is also with reference Valpantena.
The production area of ​​the grapes used to produce wine Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG comprises the area of ​​several municipalities of the Province of Verona.
The wine Recioto della Valpolicella, also with the specifications Classico and Valpantena, when released for consumption must have the following characteristics:
– Color: deep red, sometimes with purple borders, possibly tending towards garnet with aging;
– Odor: characteristic, accentuated;
– Palate: rich, velvety, warm, delicate, sweet;
– Minimum alcohol content 12%.
The wine Recioto della Valpolicella Spumante, also with reference Valpantena, when released for consumption must have the following characteristics:
– Foam: fine and persistent;
– Color: deep red sometimes with purple;
– Odor: characteristic, pronounced, intense;
– Flavor: delicate, full, warm, sweet;
– Minimum alcohol content 12%.
– Corvina Veronese (Cruina or Corvina) from 45% to 95%; E ‘, however, permissible in this context the presence of Corvinone the maximum extent of 50%, in replacement of an equal percentage of Corvina;
– Rondinella 5% to 30%;
– Can be used to produce these wines, up to a maximum total of 25% grapes from red grapes not aromatic, allowed for cultivation in the province of Verona.
Serving temperature: around 18 ° C – 20 ° C.
Serving suggestions: ideal with sweet spices, pears in wine and red fruit tarts.


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