A strong, dry, well-regarded red wine made with grapes of vines in the Veneto and made in only small quantities. The grapes are dried to a near raisin-like condition on straw mats which results in concentrated sugars and deep flavour. The resulting wine is strong and dry (Amarone), though there are occasional sweet and sparkling versions.
There is confusion about the name. Recia is 'ear' in local dialect and may refer either to the fact that the only the grapes from the upper branches, the ears, of the vines are used, or to the fact that only the grapes from the ears, or upper part of each bunch, are used.