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[val-poh-li-chel-uh; Italian vahl-paw-lee-chel-lah] /ˌvæl poʊ lɪˈtʃɛl ə; Italian ˌvɑl pɔ liˈtʃɛl lɑ/
a dry, red table wine from the Veneto region of northern Italy.
Origin of Valpolicella
First recorded in 1940-45; after Valpolicella, an area of alluvium-filled valleys NW of Verona, where the wine is produced Unabridged
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  • The work is so far inferior to the ciborium at Valpolicella, that it would seem to be, as Cattaneo remarks, by an earlier hand.

    The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott
British Dictionary definitions for Valpolicella


/ˌvælpɒlɪˈtʃɛlə; Italian valpoliˈtʃɛlla/
a dry red table wine from the Veneto region of NE Italy
Word Origin
C20: named after a valley where it is produced
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Contemporary definitions for Valpolicella

a dry light-bodied red Italian wine

Word Origin

name of the valley in Veneto, Italy, where wine is made

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