Visited this winery last fall during a trip among Valpolicella wineries. Being a wine expert, I'm not a sophisticated at all. I generally like rustic placer rather than big brands. I found their hospitality nice. However, many of the information about the Valpolicella area, good for inexpert tourists, revealed to be wrong. It sounded as they started making wine few years ago. The place was dirty and wine was consistently bad. The Amarone 2005 tasted like "rossissimo" in a huge way, stabilizing substances and artificial tannins (the latter as my friend chemist, there with me, specified). The raffaello and the orher wines did not show elegance and were deeply unbalanced. They claimed to make organic wines.. Though without visible certification as EU law would require. Nice people, but nothing else.
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March 13, 2013
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thanks for your review: for my family it's really important to get feedbacks. We are proud when they are positive like the previous 19 and we try to improve ourselves after getting a negative one.
I was curious to know which information on the Valpolicella were "wrong": I also wrote you a message but if you don’t reply it’s difficult to understand your point of view.
The winery is located on the top of the Vigolo hill, and all around there are vineyards: we like to start the visit from the fields, and obviously there's grass, mud, cow manure and so on. But we love to work in the land: if you come in a normal working day you'd see me and my brothers working there. As you can understand, our work is not an office work :). It is from the land that you can understand our philosophy: we don’t use chemical fertilisation but only the natural ones, we don't use herbicides nor pesticides. If you drink a full bottle of our wines you'll get no headache, stomachache or acidity.
I think you were lucky tasting the Raffaello because we sold it all out before last autumn; my father Raffaello would like to have a bottle but I’m not able to find one!
I’m sorry for this long response, I would like to add just one last thing: I’m Alberto of Fratelli Vogadori and the winery is in Vigolo street 16 in Negrar, we are always open and everybody can come to see the land, the vines, to taste our wines and talk with us. Our winery will never be closed and we’ll always answer all the questions.
Feel free to contact me for anything you may need!
Thanks for the time you are spending to read this reply!
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