Mòra wines are a new interpretation of Tenute Ugolini’s Valpolicella.
During Spring time in Valpolicella, when the leaves started to grow on the Mulberry trees, the “cavalieri” (silk worms) were distributed to local famers to be housed in their warm and dark attics, where the silk worms could feast on those young and fresh Mulberry leaves. The silk worms played a significant role for the families, much like the grapes, cherries, olives and other crops that no longer exist these days. The Latin name for Mulberries is Morus Nigra, with Morus meaning black, corresponding to their dark colour. The “Moràr” is a beautiful and imposing tree, its branches provide plenty of shade and its fruit is juicy and sweet.
Our memories have been nurtured by our grandparents’ stories, who told us about our land and taught us how to produce wine in a different and caring way, the way their grandparents had taught them generations before.
Our Mòra wine is the result of harnessing those memories – produced in a traditional and authentic manner. It used to be customary to combine the best grapes of different vineyards to create a distinctive wine, and we wanted to honour that tradition. A time when the concept of the Cru (using only grapes from one vineyard) was not yet prevalent. The creation of a free interpretation of Valpolicella: juicy, clean and crisp.