Anteprima Amarone 2018

Anteprima Amarone 50°

Palazzo della Gran Guardia – Verona

Every year in january or february there is an event in Verona where there are different Amarone producers and where it is possible to taste their Amarone of the same vintage.

This year it is the 15th edition and it will be possible to taste the preview of 2014 vintage, this year the Consorzio celebrate also the 50th anniversary of the denomination.

The event will be the 3rd, 4th and 5th of February in Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona center (in Piazza Bra where there is the Arena).

Here the event scheduling:

3rd February 2018 – Event aimed at media and press – from 9am to 5pm

4th February 2018 – Event opened to the public – from 10am to 7pm
Ticket: 40 Euro (35 Euro online)

5th February 2018 – Event aimed at people of the field only – from 10am to 5pm
Ticket: 40 Euro (30 Euro online)

WHAT DOES THE TICKET INCLUDE?:
Wine tasting at the wineries’ booths
Tasting of local delicacies in a dedicated room

You can click here for the Anteprima Amarone 50 official website.

If you are coming in Verona in the first weekend of february you have to remember that Verona is the city where there is the Valpolicella wine Region. It could be the opportunity to visit the historical city center, to enjoy the local food and to visit the wine region.

You can maybe sleep in a Valpolicella wine resort and driving in the Valpolicella wine region you can stop for some winetasting.

 

Amarone Risotto Recipes

Amarone risotto is a  typical  dish  of Verona culinary tradition, here you  find two of the top products of Verona territory: the Amarone and the Vialone Nano.  Vialone Nano is a rice varietal typical of Verona, it is grown in the southern part of the city and every year there is a rice festival in Isola della Scala which has become really famous.Ingredients (4 people):

  • 320 gr of Vialone Nano rice
  • 60 gr of grated aged Monte Veronese cheese ( or Grana Padano or Parmigiano)
  • 60 gr of finely chopped onion
  • 40 gr of butter
  • 35 gr beef bone marrow
  • 1litre and a half of stock soup
  • 1/2 bottle of Amarone della Valpolicella Fratelli Vogadori.
  • Salt and pepper

In a big pot melt the concentrated soup cubes with water and keep it close to boiling temperature.  In another pot do the same for the Amarone.

Cut the onion very thin, put it in a third pot with butter and bone marrow  and brown it until it gets of a beautiful golden color, then add the rice.

With a wooden spoon stir the rice until it gets evenly shiny with the oil and bone marrow, add a small pinch of salt and pepper and keep stirring.

Add the Amarone and keep stirring until it evaporates.

With a ladle, put some soup in the rice pot, and keep on stirring until the soup is almost completely absorbed by the rice, then add some more soup. Keep on repeting the same operation until you finish the soup and the rice is tender. Turn off gas, add some more butter and the Monte Veronese cheese and stir until everything is melted and creamy.

Put the rice on a wide, flat plate, spread it well and add some more grated Monte Veronese or parmesan cheese.

Vogadori brothers cellar

We are a family winery in Negrar which is one of the heart of the Valpolicella area! We like working in the land, we like grapes and we love to produce great wines. The most famous wines of this land is the Valpolicella, Ripasso, Amarone and Recioto. But we have also a small production of white wines (Garganega: dry, sparkling and Rose), rose wine ( Molinara), olive oil, wine vinegar, two special igt wines (Raffaello and Corvina) and the Grappa.

 

We are three brothers: Alberto, Gaetano and Emanuele and we started to work together in the 2005 when we restyled the cellar. Before my father and my grandfather were already producing wines.

This site would like to post different things not only in the wine production but also in the Valpolicella terroir, the area, the food and all the things are connected with our land!

If you would like to see the official Vogadori Amarone Cellar you can click here.