"When my husband and I founded the Villa Monteleone winery, we asked ourselves 'what is the wine that we imagine ourselves creating?' We envisioned a wine whose taste would immediately conjure up images of Valpolicella. We fervently wanted it to epitomise the characteristics of this region and its wines. We decided it could not be a wine which aped current trends and so we set out to create a classical style while using modern techniques. My husband would often say that Amarone should be like a great woman: an iron fist in a velvet glove!".
-Lucia Duran Raimondi-