Ca' del Monte
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Country of Origin: Italy
Location: Negrar, Valpolicella
People: Umberto & Giuseppe Zanconte, Owners | Giuseppe Zanconte, Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
The name Ca' del Monte refers to the area the that hooks over the village of Negrar, north of Verona, in the heart of Valpolicella. The picturesque estate resides at 800-900 meters (2,625-2,950 feet), which is some of the highest land in the region. The property's original building, a 17th century monastery, still exists and hosts visitors.
Ca’ del Monte is enthusiastically directed by the dynamic and entertaining brothers, Umberto and Giuseppe Zanconte. It has been cared for and owned by the Zanconte family for six generations. The Zanconte brothers produce authentic wines that showcase freshness and aromatics over power and tannins, a rarity in the region.
The farm consists of approximately 50 acres of vineyards, entirely located on the sun drenched hills facing southwest. The perfectly positioned vineyards are planted with the typical red grapes of Valpolicella: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and other native varietals, from which originate great Valpolicella and outstanding Amarone. Planted to the pergola training system, these 15 to 70-year-old vines occupy four soils including clay, limestone, red volcanic soil with stones, and toar, which is a green volcanic soil that becomes dense and immovable when wet.