About the Wine
This outstanding Valpolicella is one of the best expressions of the meticulous work and patience of the Galtarossa Family. Situated in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area (San Pietro in Cariano), this wine is an extraordinary blend of different native grape varieties from the Valpolicella area.
The Montecariano Estate is owned by Mariella Gini, along with her 2 sons Marco and Matteo. The Galtarossa brothers, continue the family tradition that dates back into the last century. They are a dynamic and vibrant duo that elevated Montecariano wines to higher standards. Marco is the arm—the winemaker—who takes care of all the production processes, from the vineyards to the cellars. Matteo is the mind and is more involved in sales, communication, and business marketing. They are very meticulous and respectful when it comes to the land and grow their grapes following natural practices. This allows low yields and the best selection of grapes in the vineyards. They believe that the only way to protect the Valpolicella’s land and its native grape varieties is to make wines that are the purest expression of their terroir and climate—a mix of sensations, emotions, and memories.
The region of Valpolicella has been inhabited uninterruptedly from prehistory until today. Thanks to the protection of the Lessini mountains and natural exposure from the southern sun, Valpolicella is a unique location and climate for growing ultra-high quality grapes and making elegant and complex wines, one of which is Montecariano’s Amarone. Valpolicella’s most precious gift is its grapes: the vines extend over the whole territory, blending and integrating with the landscape. Over time the grapes have created tradition and history, weaving their tendrils with the life of the growers and populations who chose this land as their home, inspiring the art of many artists and academics. Valpolicella, which is known worldwide as the cradle of Amarone, is a region that is full of unique history, just like the wines it produces.
Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red color. Its bouquet has a pleasant aroma of cherries that blend with spices, black pepper, and white mint. It is extremely elegant and well-balanced on the palate.
A pretty ripasso for the difficult 2014 vintage, showing dried and ripe fruit, polished tannins, and a long and flavorful finish. Shows tension and focus. Drink now. ~90 James Suckling
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