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 appearance is ruby red with purple reflections. The nose expresses red fruit and cherry with notes of mint. The palate is juicy, fresh and light. An aperitif wine. Matches well with charcuterie, pasta with tomato and vegetable sauces or deep-fried fish.
Producer Azienda Agricola Monte Dall`Ora
Origin Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Grapes 60% Corvinone & 40% Molinara
Alcohol 10.5% ABV
Style Medium body natural red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, light pressing to extract only the free run juice. Brief maceration for 5-6 das with pumping over 2 times a day. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast. Aged in cement tanks for several months
Notes Biodynamic, Natural , Organic