Despite the great success that has swept Valpolicella, the Boscaini family’s winery has maintained an exquisitely rustic profile, one wrought of a love for the land and its fruits. Tradition and modern approaches coexist on a little more than a dozen hectares on the hill of San Giorgio, at the western end of the Classica area, making for a range with a rich style and a deep-seated identity. The Amarones are still resting in the cellar, so our attention turned to the Ripasso Zane ’17, which manages to express its personality without falling into the stereotype of the ‘baby Amarone’. The nose unveils aromas of ripe cherry adorned with peppery notes and forest undergrowth. In the mouth it changes pace, unfolding gracefully while maintaining its suppleness and tension, perfectly supported by a trademark acidity and a notable supporting sapidity. The Valpolicella Ca’ Bussin also delivers, playing on fruity freshness and gustatory dynamism.