Vignetti di Ettore, a classic and modern style at the same time
We discovered this estate, situated in the heart of Valpolicella, quite by chance. It was during a presentation by Vino&Design, the well-known Bologna distributor, of its products and their relative producers staged at Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome. This was an excellent occasion to taste some good wines from some excellent estates and was attended by many young wine lovers. My tactic was the usual one: first taste what you don’t know.
Gabriele takes care of the Valpolicella Ripasso and the Amarone, while Ettore is responsible for the vintage Valpolicella and Recioto. All the wines have a style distinguished by their cleanliness and elegance. The wine growing method is classic with the vines are trained on the traditional pergola Veronese and are in part terraced, using the classic marogne dry walls. The raisination of the grapes takes around 100 days in an area with windows and fans with a tight control on humidity levels. Fermentation occurs in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats while the wine is aged in tonnneau and 25-hectoliter barrels.