Valpolicella DOC 2020
Brigaldara Valpolicella DOC is a red wine made from a blend of 55% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, and 20% Rondinella grapes from 40-50-year-old vines; vinification in stainless steel. This is a great medium to light red wine, bright cherry on the nose, nice acidity, lively palate that some call crunchy. I was born and raised in Valpo, this wine is home to me.
Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2019
Brigaldara Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore is a red wine made from a blend of 55% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, and 20% Rondinella grapes from 40-50-year-old vines. Valpolicella wine is refermented on Amarone pomace for about 5 days, with short pumping overs to keep the upper part wet. The wine is then aged for over one year in large wooden barrels. Medium to full body red wine, ripe red fruit and a touch of spice, but very nuanced; one of the freshest Ripasso I've had.
The Producer: Brigaldara
A thousand years of history, one hundred and twenty hectares of property - forty-seven of which are planted with vines - distributed in three different areas of Verona: Valpolicella Classica, Valpantena and Eastern Valpolicella. A historic family, the Cesari, that has owned the villa and the surrounding land since 1928, who is committed to the enhancement of a rich and heterogeneous property. A team of young winemakers and agronomists dedicated to the study and customization of each intervention in the vineyard, to enhance the terroirs and microterroirs that make up the different souls of the wines that are here produced. (source: Brigaldara)
Brigaldara was awarded the the Sustainable Viticulture Award by Gambero Rosso for 2022. No pesticides in the vinyeard, regenerative agricultural practices, use of renewable energy, drastic reduction of bottle weight, the monitoring of energy and water usage, as well as efforts to create a positive relationship with its employees.
The Region: Valpolicella