I have always thought that Amarone is one of the most important wines in the world and nobody will ever convince me otherwise!
There are multiple reasons that prove my point: Its undisputed quality, the long production process and, especially, the unique winemaking technique, the appassimento (grape drying), an ancient practice enhancing the flavour profile and the structure.
I have always continued my quest for high quality with the burning desire to make new wines deploying modern and ancient procedures to achieve excellence.
The turning point was the year 2003 when, driven by the ambition, I decided to create a new special Amarone, a Riserva with a limited production: an old-school wine combining complexity, elegance and finesse, because this is what a real Amarone should be about.
A Bordeaux-style Amarone? I will let the others do that!