Valpolicella Classico Superiore Siora
Delicate bouquet, Elegant, Long Finish, Smooth
Corvina, Other Indigenous Grapes, Rondinella
Az Agricola Begali Lorenzo
Intense ruby red colour, a delicate bouquet of red fruit and cherry menthol notes. Elegant, smooth and fresh on the palate.
It goes well with a variety of dishes and particularly with red meat and cheese and should be served at a temperature of about 16/18 degrees.
The vineyards for this wine spread out on the hillsides and foothills in the heart of the Valpolicella classica area, on silty, clay soil.
The grapes are left to dry in the grape drying facility called “fruttaio”, they are then pressed and, in some vintages, combined with pressed fresh grapes. The must is aged in oak barrels then matured in bottle.
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.