Grape Varieties: 90 % Garganega, 10% Incrocio Manzoni.
Double pergola with 2500 vines per hectare. 18 Buds per vine. Green cover between the rows.
Harvesting method: manual, at the end of September. Yield:70 hl/ha.
Crushing and pressing of de-stemmed grapes. Fermentation of the must for approximately 15 days at a controlled temperature of 16° C.
The wine matures 4 months in steel tanks, and 2 more months in the bottle before release.
Straw yellow color with a golden shimmer. Intense aroma, rich notes of flowers and tropical fruits, mango and pineapple. Good structure and acidity. Round in the mouth, savory and balanced.
Pairings: excellent aperitif, pairs well with poultry and fish, crudités, pasta or rice dishes.
In 1993, Alfredo Buglioni and his son Mariano bought the old farmhouse of their dreams, in the heart of Valpolicella Classico. With the property came a 4 hectares vineyard planted to the local red varieties Corvina, Corvinone, Molinara and Rondinella.
Then with the 2000 vintage, Mariano and his father undertook their first serious effort at winemaking. They relied on a consultant to set up their cellars below their farmhouse and to produce the first vintage of 12 000 bottles. In 2001, the oenologist Diego Bertoni, who still leads the winery, joined the company.
By 2004, the Buglionis’ first Amarone was ready for release, along with a range of other wines, and Mariano went to sell it.
They’ve increased their vineyard holdings to nearly 54 hectares in Valpolicella Classico, have begun farming organically and are building a new winery. 39 hectares of Guyot-grown vineyards in Sant'Ambrogio and 15 hectares in the village of Corrubbio di Negarine, where the vines are grown mainly with the traditional double pergola system, historically linked to Valpolicella.
Buglioni now bottles nearly 280,000 bottles a year under its own label, sold in Europe, the United States and Asia.