Paolo Cottini - Valpolicella (Italy)

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La differenza tra fare un lavaro and farlo per passione è il risultato! The difference between working and doing this with passion is the final result! Paolo Cottini has his own work ethic to obtain a personal identity for his wines. Together with his wife Sarah, he continues a passion under his own name that has actually been inspiring for 3 generations. The vines are planted in the heart of Valpolicella, more specifically Castelrotto and include 2 different wine regions, both geologically and climatically. One in Ca´ del Gallo at 580 m altitude, southwest facing and the other in Valgatara at 250 m altitude and southeast facing. They lie in the middle of the big names and enable them to give the respective wines as much balance and complexity as possible guaranteeing a unique identity. This small family domain surprised many wine critics in no time and worked its way up to an unmissable wine experience in a nevertheless unique region in terms of grapes, wines and their respective production methods.

About the winery 

Veneto Italy
picture of Valpolicella Classico
Shiny, clear, ruby red color. Seductive nose of blueberries, cherries, plums and other red and black fruit. Full but elegant and fresh mouthfeel. Nice balance between fruit and accompanying structure. Even in the medium long finish, this fine balance persists. Simplicity with style! AWARDS: 91 pnts Luca Maroni
Veneto Italy
picture of Valpolicella Classico RIPASSO Superiore
Nice, dark, ruby red color. Complex nose with lots of dark fruit, imposed cherries, black cherry, spices and notions of cocoa, tobacco and leather. In the mouth, however, it is slightly less intense and deep in taste than the Amarone. The final also has the characteristics of an Amarone but just a little less deep, intense and long. That is why he is sometimes called Baby Amarone. AWARDS: 91 pnts Luca Maroni