This farm is owned by the family of the late Laura Albertini and is situated in Marcellise in the hills east of Verona. Terre di Pietra is a reference to the particular varieties of stony soils distributed between the different vineyards called « pierre de Lessinia ». 4.5 hectares of vineyard are divided between Valpolicella Classica D.O.C and the allargata Valpolicella D.O.C (enlarged DOC east of Valpol). Those vineyards in the classica area are located in Torbe di Negrar and are between 400 and 520m above sea level which is the cultivation limit for vineyards. The vineyards in the allargata area are located in Marcellise and are over 40 years of age.
Notes of ripe red fruit and spices which develop into herbaceous and floral notes. In the mouth the wine is persistent, very silky on the palate with a not too high sugar residue that contributes to the flavour development of the acacia berries.
Producer Azienda Agricola Terre di Pietra
Origin Verona, Veneto, Italy
Appellation Valpolicella DOC
Grapes 40% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 10% Teroldego
Alcohol 15% ABV
Style Full body well structured red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, grapes are dried for 100-120 days. The grapes are pressed with soft pressing, cold pre fermentation maceration. Fermented with selected yeasts at temperature control. Ageing in barrels of French oak barrels 5 hl. 48 months in large oak barrels and 12-18 months in bottle. The malolactic fermentation takes place during the aging in wooden barrels. Filtered to 1 micron on the day before bottling
Notes Biodynamic, Natural , Organic