Begali

San Pietro in Cariano, Veneto, Italy

The Begali family - father Lorenzo, son Giordano and daughter Tiliana - farm 10 hectares just east of Lake Garda.

Although small, this is a top Valpolicella estate, having won numerous Tre Bicchieri awards in the Gambero Rosso guide. Furthermore Begali are one of the thirteen "Famiglie Storiche", historic familes of Amarone, an association founded in 2009, dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of this famed style, whereby the wine is made from selected bunches of grapes dried in the autumn on straw to concentrate the sugars and dry extract. As such it’s high in alcohol but not fortified.

All the Begali wines (bar Tigiolo, which includes some Cabernet Sauvignon) are made from the same local grapes - Corvina and Rondinella - but made in very different styles, from the sprightly Valpolicella Classic via Ripasso and Classico Superiore to powerful and intense Amarone.

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Begali, Valpolicella Classico, 2019

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Begali, Valpolicella Classico, 2019

2/3 Corvina and 1/3 Rondinella, offering a pretty and sappy mouthful of buckets of red...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourRed

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeBEF119

GrapeCorvina & Rondinella

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Begali, Valpolicella Ripasso, La Cengia, 2019

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Begali, Valpolicella Ripasso, La Cengia, 2019

2/3 Corvina and 1/3 Rondinella, crafted in the Ripasso style by which the wine is left on the...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourRed

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeBEF219

GrapeCorvina & Rondinella

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Begali, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2015

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Begali, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2015

Classic, larger-than-life Amarone: very deep tone; savoury aromas of leather and spice over...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourRed

ABV16%

Bottle75cl

CodeBEF415

GrapeCorvina, Rondinella & Corvinone

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Begali, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Monte Ca' Bianca, 2013

From a blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella, all grown in the single Monte Ca' Bianca...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourRed

ABV16%

Bottle75cl

CodeBEF513

GrapeCorvina, Corvinone & Rondinella

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Begali, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Monte Ca' Bianca, 2015
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"From a small winery based in San Pietro in Cariano, this riserva is sourced from the...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourRed

ABV16.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeBEF515

GrapeCorvina, Corvinone & Rondinella

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Begali, Recioto della Valpolicella, 2015 [50cl]

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Begali, Recioto della Valpolicella, 2015 [50cl]

Red Recioto della Valpolicella is made after careful late picking of ripe bunches (of Corvina...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle50cl

CodeBEF615

GrapeCorvina

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Begali, Valpolicella Classico Superiore, 2016

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Begali, Valpolicella Classico Superiore, 2016

A new wine for us from Begali, one of the founding members of Le Famiglie Storiche, the...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourRed

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeBEF716

GrapeCorvina, Corvinone & Rondinella

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