The Tedeschi brothers’ winery is inextricably bound up with Valpolicella’s Classico zone, in particular Monte Olmi, which hosts one of the first crus identified (more than half a century ago). Today, however, their Maternigo property (in the eastern half of the appellation) is beginning to mature and the stylistic expression of the wines forged there is proving increasingly detailed and focused. Great attention is paid to traditional grapes, even those once abandoned and now rediscovered, such as Forselina and Negrara, and which contribute to the Tedeschi brand. A superb debut for the new house Amarone, the first wine made entirely with grapes from the Maternigo estate. The Riserva ’16 strikes for its fruity richness, enriched by delicate spices and crushed flowers. In the mouth it’s full, potent, exhibiting great density but suppleness and length as well. The Marne 180 ’17 expresses a clearer, more focused aromatic freshness and a crisp palate marked by nice tension.