When Alessandra and Carlo Venturini first discovered Monte dall’Ora it was love at first sight. As children of farmers, they were excited and challenged by the hard work it was going to take to restore these ancient vineyards. Located in Castellroto, in the hills outside of Verona, the vineyards of Monte dall’Ora are planted on a base of limestone soil and form a natural amphitheatre facing southeast towards the city. In fact, portions of their vineyards are planted on ancient dry stone terraces called marogna, a design in which large stones form the exterior support structure and smaller stones form a spit of land in the interior. This brittle stone, in which fossils and petrified shells can be found, allows for excellent drainage and deep penetration of the vines.
The nose has aromas of fresh fruit such as cherry, then grape skin and closes with very fine white pepper and graphite. In the mouth the wine is soft, immediate and reflects the aromas on the nose with light tannins.
Producer Azienda Agricola Monte Dall`Ora
Origin Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Grapes 40% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara and Oseleta
Alcohol 13% ABV
Style Medium body natural red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, fermentation in wooden vats with indigenous yeast. Macerated for 10-12 days. Matured for 4 months in small oak barrels
Notes Biodynamic, Natural , Organic