The Valpolicella area, which is divided into five different communities, is located in the foothills between the Lessini Mountains and the city of Verona, with the River Adige marking its most southern border. It is an area that always had a strong link and dedication to wine production. In fact, in this area, winemaking can be traced back to the 5th century BC to a wine called “Retico”, a wine that was enjoyed by poets, historians and philosophers alike over the past centuries, so much so that even Tiberius the Emperor managed to get his hands on it and regarded it as a pure delicacy.
The Valpolicella has a history of distinguished ancestors, and both Recioto and Amarone, also known as “Acinatico”, were appreciated by King Teodorico and his successors from the 4th century AD onwards.
The undisputed quality of these excellent wines found their origins through history and the climatic characteristics of the foothills of this territory: a territory of moraine origin, and of a medium rock and clay structure at a low altitude, all of which help to soften the climatic temperatures of the Po-Venetian plains.