Amarone Monte Ca’ Bianca Begali
Big, Lingering Finish, Rich, Smooth
20% Rondinella, 35% Corvinone, 40% Corvina, 5% Oselata
Az Agricola Begali Lorenzo
Garnet red colour. The aroma is intense with a myriad of spicy notes and elegant ethereal scents.
The taste is immense, yet soft and enveloping, with a warm, long-lasting finish.
This is a spectacular powerful wine. Tight tannins provide excellent texture to the wine.
The Monte Ca Bianca is a classical interpretation of Amarone with delicious notes of eucalyptus and menthol.
3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso – 5 bunches – Bibenda Wine Guide
This is a seriously powerful wine, with lots of blackberry and dark spice aromas. Tight tannins give an excellent texture to the wine. As any Amarone, it is made from air-dried grapes, but it is aged in French oak for a longer time than the basic Amarone from Begali. This process gives it a close resemblance to some top Bordeaux wines.
It is made by the Begali family from a blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone which come from a single vineyard, the Ca' Bianca, one of the vineyards from their 12 hectares of vineyards.
We have worked with the lovely Begali family for a very long time. Lorenzo and Adriana, followed on from Lorenzo’s father who began making wine after the second world war. They started selling their first bottles in 1986, and have since involved their son Giordano and daughter Tiliana. They produce their wines on an estate of 12 hectares between Lake Garda and Verona, in the classic area for Valpolicella. This family run winery in the small borgo of Cengia, is nonetheless a top Valpolicella estate, having won plenty of Tre Bicchieri awards in the famous Gambero Rosso guide, Slow Food and Wine Spectator.
Begali are also part of the consorzio of historic Amarone families, an association founded in 2009, dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of this famed style, whereby the wine is made from selected bunches of grapes dried in the autumn on straw to concentrate the sugars and dry extract. As such it’s high in alcohol but not fortified.