Over the last few years, the small Gnirega winery owned by the Clementi family has been able to carve out an important place within the large Valpolicella appellation. The vineyards unfold on the hill that separates the Negrar Valley from that of Marano, at elevations ranging from 300-400 meters. Only traditional grapes are grown using the classic pergola. Thanks in part to respect for their wines’ natural maturation times, their range brings out the complexity and finesse naturally endowed by the territory. The Clementi Amarone, released only after a long stay in the cellar, is a deep wine that gives itself up little by little. A 2012, the nose sees whiffs of crushed fruit crossed by earthy and spicy notes, sensations that reemerge on the palate, where the wine reveals a powerful body, austere, underpinned by tannins. The Valpolicella Superiore ’19 on the other hand stands out for its aromatic complexity and harmonious palate.