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Winery Ca Del Monte
Varieties45% Corvina / 35% Rondinella / 15% Molinara / 5% Negrara-Pelara
Farming Practicesconventional
Soilsmedium Eocene calcareous marl
Hectares/Acres50 acres total (20 ha)
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Year Vines Were Planted1985 (oldest vines in 1970)
Fermentationcontrolled temps in stainless steel / second fermentation started 6 months later on dregs of pressed Amarone grapes
Maturation18 months in large barrels of French and Slavonian oak
Item NoIT801
Bottle Case12
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-region Valpolicella
Ca Del Monte Valpolicella

Located in the heart of Valpolicella, Veneto, Ca Del Monte's 20 hectares of vineyards are owned by brothers Umberto and Guiseppe Zanconte.  In the family for generations, Cal del Monte is situated on hillsides that face south and southwest, overlooking the village of Negrar.

The vineyards here are planted with 20-40 year old vines of Corvina, Rodinella and Molinara grapes that are planted in poor soils that stress the vines and nurture the fruit.  The original building of the estate is a 17th century mansion, built on an ancient monastery.

Producing wines here for six generations, the brothers oversee all steps of production of their Amarones and Valpolicella wines.