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Specifications
Winery Soc. Agr. FATTORI di Fattori Giovanni S.S.
Varieties65% Corvina / 15% Corvinone / 10% Rondinella / 10% other varietals
Farming PracticesLutte Raisonnée
Soilsclay and limestone
Trellis systemGuyot
Hectares/Acres12 ha
Altitude450m
ExposureSSE
Harvest Techniquehand harvested in late September
Year Vines Were Planted2009
Yeastambient
Fermentationfermentation & maceration in small steel vats and wooden barrels / ripasso re-maceration
Malolacticfull
Maturationaged in 500-1,000L oak barrels for 18 months
Sulfuryes
Filteryes
Finingbentonite
Alcohol14.5%
Item NoIT815-13
Size750ML
Bottle Case6
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-region Valpolicella
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Story

With vineyards in the family since the turn of the last century, Fattori has been in the hands of Antonio Fattori since 1970.  Born in 1888, it was Antonio, his grandfather, who first planted vines and sold wines.  After studying winemaking, Antonio chose to modernize the family winery, to make wines with elegant aromas and body.

Practicing "environmental sustainability" Fattori does not use insecticides or fungicides.  Instead, they aim to eliminate insects by "confusing" the sexual process and with the use of copper and essential oils of vegetable origin.  They are currently in the process of replacing chemical fertilization with organic fertilizers to enrich and harmonize the soils.