It seems like only yesterday when Mariano Buglioni, together with his father, launched a new venture in Valpolicella. Yet since that day almost 30 years have passed, and today the family business is a multifaceted producer whose expansive set of vineyards reaches into Sant’Ambrogio and San Pietro in Cariano. The experience gained in other fields has led to a range that alternates traditional wines with lighter and more modern selections. All that’s missing is that crowning stroke, as the lineup submitted really is without weak points. The Amarone Il Lussurioso ’17 opens on vibrant aromas, super-ripe fruit enriched by medicinal herbs and undergrowth, which lend a hint of unpredictability. In the mouth it reveals the warm, pervasive side of the typology, enlivened at the end by an assertive tannic presence. The curious 44 Verticale ’19 sees balsamic aromas followed by a palate of great suppleness and pleasantness.