A primer on one of Italy's greats.
Tasting the new vintage... and understanding the notable absences.
In the summer of 2000, an agronomist consultant called Claudio Oliboni was checking some vineyards in a little place called Spigamonti. Within the rows of corvina, corvinone, rondinella and molinara, Oliboni noticed that some bunches of grapes were already deeply colored, while others were still unripe.
Valpolicella, the territory close Verona (Italy) where renowed wines like Amarone and Ripasso are produced, is a lucky land: it has a myth and a legend of wine world. The myth is Giuseppe Quintarelli. The legend is Romano Dal Forno.