Marco and Paolo Galli lead one of Valpolicella’s historic producers, one of the first to highlight the potential of a territory still little known until a few decades ago. The winery and the vineyards are situated along the ridge that separates the Negrar and Quinzano valleys, just under 20 hectares dedicated almost exclusively to traditional grape varieties. Lengthy maturation times make for complex wines characterized by great gustatory harmony. The Amarone Caloetto ’10 is made with carefully selected grapes from the highest estate vineyard, aged at length in oak and released more than 10 years after harvest. On the nose, super-ripe cherry is clear, focused and enticing, almost jammy, enlivened by soft nuances of aromatic herbs. In the mouth the wine proves warm, pervasive, highly sapid, supported by its trademark acidity and smooth tannins. We also appreciated the Marta Galli ’17, a mature, soft Valpolicella.