Wine grapes drying is Valpolicella’s distinctive unique method (in Italian ``Appassimento``). Throughout the centuries, the drying technique —carried out before treading— improved and it is nowadays used for the production of the greatest Valpolicella wines. The wine produced is a synthesis between the soil and its resources, the energy of the sun and the work of men. To produce an excellent wine drying is fundamental. It is a very critical and delicate stage, also linked to the course of seasons. The perfectly ripe and sound grapes are selected at the time of the hand picking.