Vigneti Villabella produces all of the great classic D.O.C and D.O.C.G. wines of the Verona area, such as Bardolino, Chiaretto, Valpolicella, Ripasso and Amarone, Lugana, Custoza, Soave and Garda. The crus of Villa Cordevigo complete the range.
The real heart of the Vigneti Villabella holdings is the Villa Cordevigo domaine at Cavaion Veronese, a viticultural and natural oasis that is organically farmed. Here we have sought to preserve the genius loci of the countryside that surrounds the Villa Cordevigo Wine Relais, an 18th century Veneto villa which now offers accommodation and hospitality services, as well as promoting the wines of the estate. A further 13 hectares (currently being converted to organic methods) will soon be added to the original 10 that already benefit from this type of cultivation.
The soil of the zone near Lake Garda is almost entirely of morainic (and partly fluvioglacial) origin. It is stony and calcareous, smoothed though by the Adige Valley glacier.
The presence of Lake Garda is a determining factor in creating positive characteristics in the grapes and wines, because it makes the climate more agreeable, with mild winters and temperate summers. This happy combination of climate and soil yields wines with markedly fruity sensations.
From the vineyards in this are we obtain:
|Vigna Morlongo, Bardolino doc classico|
|Bardolino Chiaretto DOC classico|
|Bardolino Chiaretto Spumante doc|
|Montemazzano, Rosso Veronese IGT|
The wine-producing zones of Custoza and Lugana share the fact that they both belong to the area of Lake Garda.
The production zone for Custoza lies at the southern end of the lake, more precisely in the communes of Sommacampagna (and the village of Custoza within it), Villafranca ,Valeggio sul Mincio, Peschiera, Lazise, Castelnuovo, Pastrengo, Bussolengo and Sona.
Our Custoza doc is produced with grapes coming from Castelnuovo vineyards..
The vineyards used to produce Villabella’s Lugana are in the communes of Peschiera del Garda, Desenzano del Garda and Sirmione, along the southern shore of Lake Garda, in an area occupied in ancient times by the Lugana forest and characterized by a significant presence of clayey soils (white and black clays).
The wine we produce in the vineyards of the Lugana area is Lugana DOC.
The Valpolicella zone includes much of the amphitheatre of hills to the north of Verona and is characterized by a generally mild climate with regular rainfall, as well as by very diverse soils that determine the personalities of the wines they yield, giving rise to a large number of different styles.
This is the area that produces some of Italy’s most noteworthy D.O.C. red wines: Valpolicella, Ripasso and the extremely famous Amarone.
Villabella’s wines are made from grapes grown exclusively in the five historic communes of the Valpolicella Classico zone (Fumane, Marano, Negrar, San Pietro Incariano and Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella).
The wines we produce in the vineyards of the Valpolicella area are:
|Fracastoro, Amarone della Valpolicella doc classico Riserva|
|Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG classico|
|Valpolicella Ripasso DOC classico superiore|
|Valpolicella DOC classico|
In the Soave zone, in the gentle hills to the east of Verona, lie the vineyards that produce the wine of the same name. The terrain is a mixture of clay and sand, and is often rich in potassium and phosphorus. On the whole, the weather is mild and temperate, with not particularly rigid winters and hot summers. The grapes in this zone - especially Garganega – derive great elegance and rich perfumes from this particular combination of climate and soil.
The vineyards used for Villabella’s Soave are exclusively in the historic Classico area, in the communes of Soave and Monteforte d'Alpone.
From the vineyards in this area we obtain our: Soave DOC classico