The Conversation Wine
The best conversations have something new to say. Or something familiar said in a different way. And they somehow avoid repetition. Instead it weaves and flows to fresh ideas that make you think, laugh, and cry. A great talk changes. It’s memorable. You learn from someone else while you learn something about yourself. The Ugolini “Valle Alta” Amarone is a great conversation wine. It does the talking for you. Sharing among good company will fascinate everyone.
This single vineyard cru is called Valle Alta which means “High Valley.”
Chosen because it sits 839 feet above sea level. The high elevation is a secret ingredient of the high quality wine that comes from it. A rarity in the Valpolicella. The vineyard is optimum for sun exposure and temperature variations that allow native Italian grapes to mature and develop complexity.
Hand-selection of the best hand-harvested grapes are air dried from October to March. An ancient Roman practice.
In March, only the finest of the air dried grapes are hand-selected cluster by cluster to macerate on the skins for another 2 months. The artisan wine ages in barrels made with forest French oak and rest in the bottle until ready for drinking. This process can take years depending on the vintage.
Ugolini “Valle Alta” is a single vineyard Amarone Cru that will inspire fascinating conversations at the table, on the sofa, or among the cracking flames of a warm fireplace. Decant for 1 hour before serving. Use a large balloon glass for maximum bouquet. Age-worthy for 25-30 years.