Poste Italiane honours Amarone with a stamp: 0n 18th October, the Post Office of Negrar will issue the stamps with a special cancellation.

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15th October 2013 - Amarone della Valpolicella has its own stamp. On 18th October 2013, Poste Italiane will issue a collection of 15 stamps in the "Made in Italy" theme dedicated to Italy's outstanding DOCG wines with each stamp showing a different wine.

The postage stamps, each worth 70 cents, were printed with rotogravure by the State Mint and Polygraphic institute on white, 90g/sqm, non-fluorescent self-adhesive paper with neutral coating. Sheets of 25cm x 14.7cm with three columns for a value per sheet of 10.50euro will be available. Each stamp has been printed in 1million copies.

The stamps all have the same layout showing a vineyard and a bunch of the grapes used in the DOCG wine that each of the stamps represents. Obviously the Amarone stamp shows a Corvina vine, sketched by Maria Carmela Perrini.

To supplement the issue, an illustrative bulletin with an article written by Nunzia di Girolamo, Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies will be on sale. For the occasion, a special cancellation has been made by the Poste Italiane that will be available on the day of the issue in the post office of Negrar in Via Rizzardi 2 (from 8.30 to 13.35).

The stamps will be on sale in post offices and counters across the country and the "Spazio Filatelia" in Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples, Trieste, Turin, Genoa and on the website