The quality of the grapes was good to excellent, with thick skins that made them ideally suited to the drying that is at the heart of the vinification process. Given the consistent grape quality, you can always expect a mixture of very good to excellent wines.
Valpolicella is one of the most prestigious winemaking areas in the Veneto region. It’s located northwest of the elegant Roman town of Verona (in the western corner of Veneto). Made up of a myriad of lush, verdant valleys that spread like fingers on an open palm as they stretch out of the Lessini Mountains, Valpolicella is an intensely beautiful region; the name comes from “val polis cellae,” which means “valley of many cellars.” It’s often characterized by the steep, vine-laced ridges that run alongside its sparkling mountain streams.