Filippo Ugolini tells us about his Valpolicella through disenchanted eyes
Don’t let yourself be fooled by its composure and reflexive silences; not even by its sometimes subtle voice masking some shyness.
Filippo Ugolini has fire flowing in his veins : that of being aware and proud of belonging to a family and a territory .
He is the last one to have arrived at Tenute Ugolini ; he graduated in Administration, Finance and Marketing on the 1st of July, 2022, and became part of the company’s staff in December 2022.
“I started working in Bussolengo’s warehouse helping my uncle Alberto and I stayed until this past March. Personally, it was important to understand how product’s flows work and the order’s management in the winery mechanisms.
Fumane is my home
“I was born in this beautiful valley and I feel profoundly bond to it . Staying in the company was my dream and, maybe, also my destiny; now it is up to me to deserve it all the way. In Valpolicella, here in Fumane, we are very lucky: it is a spectacular place and I see this enthusiasm and excitement in the eyes of the many tourists visiting our Villa San Michele “.
I want to know everything about this world
Filippo Ugolini has a passionate approach to the wine’s world and, in some peculiar way, to the mechanisms driving the management of a winery. “One day, I want, or at least I would like to, know all there is to know about making this world I’m just approaching, work at its best. This is the reason why I am studying the various field and attending the Second Level of the AIS Course . However, my passion remains the administrative and commercial side”.
Where could Valpolicella get even better?
“I know that I am the last one to have arrived here at the winery, however, there is one thing I am sure of: I believe the most critical issue of this beloved territory is the difficulty in collaborating , teamworking and cooperating in order to reach even better results for the entire Valpolicella system. A system which could eventually, in times of crisis, turn out to be weak”.
If you were the “boss” of the winery what would you change?
Filippo Ugolini smiles… “Good question! If I were the boss, I would go against the traditional and cultural mainstream of this territory . I would create a white wine, a synthesis of the best autochthonous Italian vineyards, and suggest it to everyone coming to the winery to make them understand the value and potentialities of not only Valpolicella, but of this great country that is Italy “.
Which Ugolini wine excites you the most?
“A few days ago I tasted a bottle of Pozzetto, Valpolicella Classico, 2016 . I found its elegance and ability to transfer the authenticity of my land, extremely moving and exciting“.