Vineyards

 

Bardolino

From Lake Garda a breeze gently rises towards the inland hills between the the Mincio and the Adige rivers and embraces a landscape rich in vegetation and medieval castles. Just close your eyes for a few seconds and smell the scents of the oil mills, the fish on the boats that come back into the air, the aromatic shrubs that line the secondary roads. And, of course, all the fragrances released by the wineries around the Bardolino area and the DOC Chiaretto.

Characteristics of Benazzoli’s vineyards:
Municipality: Pastrengo, Monte Tajà locality.
Grape varieties: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara.
Altitude: 190 m above sea level.
Soil: hilly terrain of morainic origin with a predominantly gravelly skeleton.
Training system: pergola and guyot.
Age of the vineyards: from 20 to 40 years.
Harvest method: hand-harvested.
Harvest Time: second half of September.

 

 

A luxuriant and fertile nature, waterways that run through hills and valleys, caves and caverns full of prehistoric remains, villages with old stone fountains and ice-houses, and stately villas that preserve Roman findings, precious ancient churches that dot the landscape. And then rows of vineyards of Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella grapes as far as the eye can see, bordered by marogna, typical terracing with dry-stone walls. Welcome to Valpolicella.

Characteristics of Benazzoli’s vineyards:
Municipality: Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Monte locality.
Grape varieties: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara.
Altitude: 440 m above sea level.
Soil: chalky soil rich in clay.
Training system: pergola and guyot.
Age of vines: 10-35 years.
Harvest method: hand-harvested.
Harvest period: second half of September.

Valpolicella