Which of the following wines is a sweet red wine made from grapes that have been intentionally dried to concentrate them?
A. Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
B. Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG
C. Valpolicella DOC
D. All of the above
Recioto is a sweet wine that is made from dried grapes. All of the grapes above—Amarone della Valpolicella, Recioto della Valpolicella, and Valpolicella—are made primarily from corvina, rondinella, and molinara grapes in the Veneto region of northeast Italy. Valpolicella is a table wine made in the normal manner. Amarone and Recioto are made from dried or partially dried grapes (a process known as appassimento). But Amarone is full-bodied dry wine with a high alcohol content, while Recioto is a sweet wine with a high residual sugar content. We know, it’s complicated. Hey, it’s Italian.