the bertani family’s generations of winemaking experience have helped to form a unique philosophy for the creation of fine wines, through meticulous care of the vineyard, sustainable viticultural methods, time-honored techniques, Veronese varietals and the adoption of current innovations. Careful work in the cellar and long aging serve to preserve the product of the vine, bringing a distinct equilibrium to our wines as well as elegance and a great potential for aging in the bottle. The 16th century cellars of the Villa Mosconi Bertani in the Valpolicella Classica, the Tenuta Santa Maria in the Illasi Valley and the properties at Grezzana comprise a diverse terroir in which the major appellations of Veronese DOC wines may be found.
The Arbizzano di Negrar Estate
The art of winemaking, the history and soul of Valpolicella
in the heart of the valpolicella classica rests the elegant Villa Mosconi Bertani, historic vineyards and birthplace of the Bertani family’s Amarone and Valpolicella wines. Since its sixteenth century origins this elegant estate has been known for the production of fine wines, for the excellence of its walled vineyards, the ample space given for drying of the fruit and the extensive cellars ideal for long-term aging in wooden barrels. To further honor this exceptional terroir and its indigenous varietals, the Guyot Method, with its emphasis on high density, low yield harvests, was adopted in the 1800’s. In the 1700’s, winemaking and humanist culture came together in the literary salon led by Ippolito Pindemonte, hosted in the frescoed rooms and gardens of the villa. The Bertani family still preserves some of his unique selections of varietal clones and traditional winemaking techniques
The Estate in Colognola ai Colli
balance of family heritage and innovation in the vineyard
the estate at colognola ai colli, acquired by the Bertani family in the mid 19th century as the seat of production for its own Soave, is located in an ancient, picturesque village with Neolithic and Roman history, just 14 kilometers east of Verona. The property rests at the opening of the Illasi Valley, half-way between the Valpolicella DOC and the production area for Soave DOC, renamed for its winemaking traditions. More than 20 hectares of vineyards, a good part of which are high density (9500 vines per hectare), surround a splendid farm house from the 16th century. From these lands, ideally suited for viticulture, we produce today the Garganega grapes for our Soave Lepia, the Merlot for our Decima Aurea and the Chardonnay for our Torre Pieve, to whom is dedicated the estate winery.