Buglioni Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Il Bugiardo
Alfredo Buglioni started making wine in 1993 after he purchased 34
acres of land in the Valpolicella Classico area in Cariano – 22 acres at
Ca' Vegri, 6 acres around the Carrubio winery and 6 acres in
Bardolino. Alfredo revitalized the vineyard where only traditional
grape varieties are grown, such as Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
and Molinara, and has deliberately kept the yields low to produce
wines of great intensity. Initially he and his son Mariano used contract
winemakers, but finding that their wine tasted similar to all others, they
hired their own full-time winemaker, Diego Bertoni. Their first
Amarone, the 2001 vintage, earned a gold medal at Vinitaly.
intense, dark, garnet color hints at what is to come – elegant aromas
of dark fruits and baking spices with faint hints of vanilla. The finish is
long and harmonious.
|(65% Corvina/20% Corvinone/10% Rondinella/5% Molinara). Made
with hand-picked estate fruit from vineyards located in San Pietro in
Cariano that were planted on alluvial and gravel soils. 50% of the wine
was vinified in an Amarone style with an appassimento period lasting
until mid-November followed by 20 days of maceration. The
remainder was fermented immediately after harvest, after which it
was vinified using the Ripasso method. Both lots were aged for 18-20
months in French oak and six months in bottle before release.
|it makes a perfect partner for red meat and aged cheese.
Serve at a temperature of around 16 -18 °C.
Uncork at least one hour before serving.