Italy's most important wine region in terms of production levels and commercial success. This is largely down to the immense popularity of Pino Grigio and more recently Prosecco as well as wines of exceptional quality which are renowned the world over.Read More
One of the most widely planted and exported grape varieties in Italy and indeed the world. Pinot Grigio is known for its soft, easy going nature and mild florality. This is a style of wine that will aaccompany many seafood and vegetarian dishes and it's pleasant yet uncomplicated nature lends itself to social occasions.
The sparkling wine that has taken the world by storm over the last few years. So much so that the area in which it can be produced has had to be enlargened and there is talk of allowing grape varieties other that Glera (currently the only permitted variety) to be used in production.
Made almost entirely from the Corvina grape variety (small anounts of Rondinella may be blended but often aren't) Amarone is surely the stand out wine to be made in Veneto. Amarone is the greatest of Italy's dried grape wines with whole bunches taken from the vine and left to turn to raisins in drying lodges. This results in the grapes producing far smaller amount of juice when pressed but what is produced is super concentrated and creates a powerful wine of immense character and finesse.