Located near Verona in the province of Veneto in northeast Italy, Casa Vinicola Bertani is one of the region's most important and influential wine producers. Bertani produces a full spectrum of the classic wines of the Veneto and has enjoyed a reputation for quality from the start.
Bertani was founded in 1857 by brothers Gaetano and Giovan Battista Bertani, prosperous wine merchants who believed that quality winemaking held the key to the future. The Bertanis invested their funds in buying some of the finest vineyards in the province and making their own wines. As a result, unlike most other local producers, Vinicola Bertani owns its own vineyards and so is able to oversee the entire winemaking cycle from start to finish.
Bertani owns vineyards and cellars in the Valpantena as well as land in the Soave area and in the areas around Lake Garda. The company headquarters are in the original cellars in Grezzana, north-east of Verona, where the historic vineyards are still to be found and where the work of vinification, aging and bottling take place today.
Veneto, Italy - Appellation Veronese IGT From prime estate vineyards in the heart of Verona's Valpolicella Valpantena wine district. The vines are cultivated using the spalliera method. Vines are trained using the Guyot method with a density of 5,000 vines/ha.
80% Corvina Veronese and 20% Merlot.
The Corvina grapes are hand-harvested in early October and the Merlot grapes stay on the vine for an additional 15 days as they go through the Appassimento process before they are picked. The varietals are fermented separately in stainless steel tanks for a period of 15 days at a temperature between 72°F and 79°F. The juice then goes through malolactic fermentation and the two varieties are blended.
Deep garnet red.
Delicate, characteristic of mature wine, with scents of spices and nuts.
Light-bodied, with bright acidity and flavors of cherry, ripe strawberry with a hint of dried herb on the tangy finish.