Valpolicella Ripasso DOC
From Giambattista Ugolini:
"The land and the vineyards have been part of my family history since the time of my grandfather. A destiny shared by many here in Valpolicella: the story of those who, when they wake up in the morning, first look out the window, to see what the weather is like and how the countryside is going.
We Ugolini are four siblings: me, Davide, Tiziano and Stefania. We were born and raised in Fumane, in the smallest valley of Valpolicella and – in my opinion – also the truest.
In 1996 our father, Angelo, passed away and I started taking care of the family vineyards. For me it was a love at first sight, even if all of us siblings have always believed in quality viticulture and shared the dream of making our grapes wine, while my father Angelo, like so many families in Valpolicella, simply collected and sold them. to other wine producers.
In 2010 we finally produced the first bottles of Valpolicella and Amarone with the name UGOLINI."
A blend composed predominantly of Corvina and supported by Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara, with generous oak aging. This is full-bodied with big, bold flavours of plum, cherry, spice, cacao, licorice, ginger, leather, pepper and dried herbs. There's a slightly raisined fruit profile that comes through from the ripasso technique and leads into a soft mouthfeel and rich tannins. This is everything you'd want from a delicious Amarone, except the hefty price point.
Terrific with firm Italian cheeses, hulking grilled steaks, ragu pasta and wild mushroom risotto.