Il Monte Caro - Veneto, Italy
We initially met Emmanuela from Il Monte Caro at VinItaly in 2017 and loved her clean Valpolicellas that were a complete departure from the norm in the region. After running into her again at RAW in Bushwick, we knew we had to put these wines in our next volume of wine. The wines have a vibrance that you can feel and are truly living wines. Located in the Veneto, these wines are DOC and DOCG designated, which means they are following the standards needed to receive the designation, but are also abiding by the natural wine principles we believe in at Through the Grapevine.
Why We Love Them
Focused on One Wine Type
Il Monte Caro is totally focused on Valpolicella. While there is huge diversity in the profiles of the DOC to the Amarone, they are completely focused on crafting the best wines from the three grapes in Valpolicella.
Fruity and Delicious
Unlike most Valpolicellas that focus on secondary and tertiary characteristics, these wines are incredibly clean and delicious with red fruits and vivid ruby colors. They don't rely on heavy-handed oak to create their wines. Rather, the grapes speak for themselves in this unique expression of Valpolicella.