Verona Rosso Tigiolo
Fruit Forward, Intense Aromas, Lightly Spicy, Medium-Bodied
Cabernet Sauvignon, Corvina, Merlot, Rondinella
Az Agricola Begali Lorenzo
A deep ruby red colour, with garnet red reflections. Intense spicy bouquet. Dry and medium body with a smooth texture and a long finish
Ideal accompaniment to meat dishes, or with cured meats and cheese. Should be served at a temperature of about 18 °C
Begali's vineyards spread out on the hillsides and foothills, in the heart of the Valpolicella classica area, on silty, clay soil.
The grapes for this wine,mainly Cabernet Sauvingon and Corvina, with a proportion of Merlot and Rondinella that varies according to vintages, are processed Amarone style. So they are left to dry in the grape drying facility called “fruttaio”, then they are pressed.
It is a wine thought of by the new generation, and owes its name to the daughter Tiliana and son Giordano, with a support of their father Lorenzo.
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.