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Among the vineyards of the Amarone wine : a new Roman mosaic discover

May 26, 2020, was indeed a glamorous day to the lovers of archeological artifacts with the Archeologists’ revelation that they had discovered a stunning Roman mosaic pavement. This historical piece of the artifact was believed to be dating back to 1700 years. Archeological reports showed that the Roman villas dated back to the third century after Christ. These small colored cards resurfaced in all their beauty after decades of failed attempts. This mosaic pavement that could be traced back to Roman times was found in the Vineyards of Valpolicella, immersed deep in the hills.

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These vineyards, which are dedicated as Amarone wine’s production land, are located a few kilometers from Verona. This location was an important strategic position for the Roman rulers, and the discovery of the mosaic pavement in the area created a strong link between history and territory. The remnants of Roman’s past in the area are several and have been preserved well for ages. Examples of these remains are the Roman Theatre, Porta Borsari, and the Arena, which have supported the fact that the Roman empire had its territories in Verona. These arguments are also supported by the presence of Roman traces in the nearby Valpolicella hills.

Efforts are underway to facilitate the completion of the entire pavement’s recovery.

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These efforts are essential in ensuring that more discoveries can be unearthed as that is the surest way of linking future generations with history. More concerted efforts into the activity may discover more of the artifacts that the Romans used. Future Projects on the site should entail promoting the area as an attractive tourist destination by preserving the artifacts and making them accessible.

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG – Tenuta Lena di Mezzo – Monte del Frà


Amarone Classico Lena is a modern style Amarone, balanced and harmonious. It reflects all the characteristics of Classic Valpolicella terroir with its tobacco notes, licorice, spices and chocolate. The grapes are fermented for a few days at low temperatures (cryomaceration) in steel for a natural enhancement of the aromas. After that, the wines rest in oak wood for 30 months, in a sterilized environment by ultraviolet lamps that work every night. In this way the reduction of added sulphites is obtained and it goes from 160 ml/l to about 80 ml/l. The wine is truly inviting, harmonious and elegant. The wine is also suitable for a vegan diet and is awards annually by international guides. The latest prize comes from the USA and reaches 93 points with Antonio Galloni.

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Amarone della Valpolicella  Classico e DOCG –
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