The Venturini brothers’ winery avails itself of about 16 hectares in the heart of Valpolicella’s Classico zone, old vineyards lying on the western side of the hill that acts as a watershed between the Negrar Valley and the wide plains of San Pietro. Today, alongside Giuseppina, Daniele and Mirco, the new generation is stepping up, bringing energy and a desire to face new challenges. Theirs are wines obtained using only local grapes, making for a traditional style marked by complexity and harmony. The Amarone ’16 is exemplary, emitting aromas that are slow to unfurl: first super-ripe fruit, then spices, finally a curious note of Mediterranean scrub. In the mouth it expresses a buoyant, generous, powerful character supported by pleasantly rough tannins. The Riserva ’09 plays on the more alluring, decadent side of the typology, with a warm, pervasive palate.