Definition of Valpolicella in US English:



  • Red Italian wine made in the Val Policella district.

    • ‘Washed down with a bottle of Valpolicella, from a small, but varied wine menu, our bill came to £58.25.’
    • ‘A big, juicy steak goes well with a big, juicy wine such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Shiraz, while a chicken dish is better with wine containing less tannin, such as a Valpolicella and Beaujolais or a white Sancerre.’
    • ‘We had our celebration this evening, in the shape of a couple of bottles of really good Valpolicella.’
    • ‘We ordered a bottle of Valpolicella and were brought a basket of bread as we perused the menu.’
    • ‘While most Valpolicella is simple at best, this dramatic, exuberant wine, with complex flavors of licorice, spice, mocha, dried cherries, and vanilla, is in a class by itself.’