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In 1969 Arnaldo Galli, winemaker, and his wife Marta began to research and experiment with new techniques in vine-growing and wine-making. Nowadays, their sons Paolo, (graduated in Business Management), and Marco, (graduated in Agriculture with a thesis on “Microvinification of local varieties”), are still researching and experimenting to always have top quality wines. The family commitment is to focus on quality and not on quantity, with the utmost respect for traditions, but always keeping an eye on modern technologies, both in vine-growing and in the cellar. Paolo and Marco Galli are now leading this all-family company, keeping up the philosophy and completing their parents’ Marta and Arnaldo’s projects. The estate’s forty acres are dry farmed (no irrigation) and the steep vineyard slopes require all vineyard work to be done by hand. For ageing, large Slovenian botti (oak casks), with the experimental use of new and used French Allier and Tronçais barriques, allow truer expression of subtle terroir characters that make a wine from “Le Ragose” unmistakably of its place and uniquely itself. Marta Galli, often referred to as “La Signora del Vino,” was voted “Wine Maker of the World” in 1990 by her peers, in part because of her influence in re-establishing Valpolicella as a classic in Italian wine and helping it achieve a DOC designation. She was also a founding member of the prestigious VIDE organisation of small family owned estates that promote excellence and typicality, as well as Le Donne del Vino, an international group for women in wine.