Enrico Casella’s winery straddles the ridge that separates the Negrar and Marano valleys, with vineyard elevations ranging between 200-400 meters. The cellar, set in the splendid context of the 18th-century villa in Jago, is well-disposed to the management of the grapes harvested and hosts the wines for a lengthy period of time before they’re released. Theirs are unmistakable wines, marked by an elegance and tension that dominate over exuberance even in the case of their most concentrated and potent selections. This year Enrico submitted a lineup reduced to the bare minimumonly two wines. The Ripasso Jago ’18, which has never bowed to commercial demands, has remained faithful both to the production technique used and to traditional grapes’ natural propensity for aromatic elegance and gustatory slimness. Notes of ripe cherries let themselves be crossed by whiffs of fine herbs, pepper and undergrowth, sensations that we find even more clear and focused on the palate, where the wine reveals suppleness and a sapid length.