Valpolicella is a very wide area of about 5800 hectares delineated on the north by mountains Lessini south from the plains of Verona, east of the Soave area and to the west by the Adige river. The area is then divided into three areas: the Classical (northwest of Verona), Valpantena (a narrow strip of vineyards north of Verona) and Valpolicella east (east of Verona, overlapping in part to the DOC zone Soave). soils of our company are partly in the classical and partly in the east.
The Valpolicella Classica includes three valleys of Negrar, Marano and Fumane, with the towns of Fumane, Marano, Negrar, St. Peter Incariano and Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella. From the three main valleys obtain wines with different characteristics. The vally offers elegant wines of great structure and rich in salt, harmonics. The valley of Marano gives high quality wines in hot years, being the vineyards at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level for elegant wines with intense flavor. Finally, the Fumane valley produces wines with slight residual sugar, soft, while the area to the south (where the valley meets the villages of St. Ambrose and Gargagnago) gives wines very typical, low acidity, but with excellent structure and long duration.
The vineyards of the area Classical (between ownership and renting 20 hectares) are in part Pedemonte and partly in the towns of St. Ambrose and Fumane.A Pedemonte with vineyard Monte Olmi, a renowned cru, which extends for about 2.5 hectares, developed on terraces.
As regards the land to the east of Verona there are Squaranto Valley, the valley of Mezzane and Val d'Illasi. Here there is an alternation of hills and steep gorges, the result of prehistoric volcanic eruptions. The soil is rich in marine fossils, especially in the area of Illasi. The municipalities in this area are Verona, San Martino Buon Albergo, Mezzane di Sotto, Colognola ai Colli, Illasi and Tregnago.
It 'recent purchase of 84 new acres of land, the new property Maternigo, located within the area DOC Valpolicella, between the towns of Tregnago and Mezzane di Sotto.
The purchase is the result of a long and careful research by a team of agronomists and geologists called Germans by the brothers to study more land devoted to the production of high quality wines.