Valpolicella is a viticultural zone of the province of Verona, Italy, east of Lake Garda. The hilly agricultural and marble-quarrying region of small holdings north of the Adige is famous for wine production. Valpolicella ranks just after Chianti in total Italian Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) wine production. The red wine known as Valpolicella is typically made from three grape varieties: Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara. A variety of wine styles is produced in the area, including a recioto dessert wine and Amarone, a strong wine made from dried grapes. Most basic Valpolicellas are light, fragrant table wines produced in a nouveau style, similar to Beaujolais nouveau and released only a few weeks after harvest... [continue to Wikipedia]
The company is divided into two zones. The classical area is on a plateau at the foot of the hills that dominate the Valpolicella valley. It comprises of 9 hectares of vines of diverse ages, ranging from around 50 years old, grown in the traditional bower Veronese, to the more recent vines aged around 15 years, grown in a modified bower with around 4500 vines per hectare. The second zone is located on land purchased in 2002, in the area of Marcellise (north east of Verona) it is 200m above sea level and consists of 5 hectares of Gujot vines, with 5500 vines per hectare and 2 hectares of new planting. There are also 300 olive trees that produce an exceptional olive oil.