Valpolicella

Italy

Production of Italian Valpolicella began in the mid 12th Century and features a blend of three grapes from the Veneto region: Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. The late budding vine typically sees an early harvesting period and produces a juice with a stronger acidity and a thinner profile.

Juice Description
  • Light cherry flavor, with licorice hints
  • Lighter in color and can oxidize if left unchecked
  • Strong acidity with a thinner profile
  • Mid level sugar gives this variety a very smooth and consistent fermentation
Wine Description
  • Smooth and light with good acid balance
  • Sour cherries with a bitter finish when young
  • Made into larger robust reds in the “Amarone” style known across the world
  • Said to be drank at 13°C (56°F) which is one of the coolest drinking reds
Winemaker’s Notes
  • We often call Valpolicella the gateway red –  it is a very easy drinking, well balanced wine that anyone can enjoy, and is often the first red wine many will try.
  • Aging adds a lot of richness to this wine, but it can be enjoyed early on too
  • Blends well with Sangiovese
  • We typically do not oak this wine, but it can be done with unique results.

To learn more about Valpolicella wine juices or our winemaking process, contact KJ Urban Winery in Guelph. To purchase Valpolicella wine juice, visit our online shop.

Valpolicella grape juices for wine making in Guelph