Safeguarding the land
There are five municipalities that make up what is defined as Valpolicella Classica: Marano, Sant’Ambrogio, Fumane, San Pietro in Cariano and, naturally, Negrar.
This land enjoys the protection of the Monti Lessini (mountains), the mild temperatures of nearby Lake Garda and unparalleled geological riches. It is here that the area’s excellent wines are born and it is where the majority of our vineyards are located.
AGRONOMISTS OR SPELEOLOGISTS?
In Valpolicella Classica, among sandstone, clay and eruptive rocks, viticulture converses with speleology.
Study and research into the different soil conformations have made us authoritative connoisseurs, aware of the real potential of each area.
This chessboard of possibilities offered by nature provides continuous stimulus for our creativity and generates movement and variety in the world of Amarone and Appassimento (the grape drying/raisining process).
THE GOOD OF OUR TERRITORY
We provide support, create ever-evolving awareness, involve and guide our winegrowers towards communal sensitivity, based on principles of sustainability and care for the environment.
We accompany the vines. We support their life and their well-being throughout the different phenological phases.
The Veronese pergola is the vine training system that we prefer. This ‘green roof’ protects, providing shelter to the grapes and the soil and combatting micro-evaporation and sunburn. And finally we harvest by hand, in close contact with the vines.
We think that the vineyards must necessarily be integrated within an ecosystem, fostering biodiversity.
WE BELIEVE IN FUNCTIONAL VITICULTURE THAT IS CAPABLE OF PRESERVING THE ORGANIC SUBSTANCES IN THE SOIL, THEREBY GUARANTEEING VITALITY IN THE LAND IN AN ERA OF PROFOUND CLIMATIC CHANGE.
Sharing information is the basis of any good cooperation. Thanks to the phytosanitary bulletin, our members are regularly updated on the development of the various phenological stages, new vine-growing techniques, training opportunities, agronomic regulations and on all the activities organised by Cantina Valpolicella Negrar.
This important instrument, which aims at a shared model of vineyard management, is based on the principle of sustainable quality, capable of guaranteeing valuable grapes to be set aside for Appassimento (raisining).