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Dal Cero in Valpolicella

A love for their own corner of earth was the inspiration, for the third generation of the Dal Ceros, for their Valpolicella project.
This is a winegrowing area with very distinctive features, both geographic as well as geologic, and it provides a natural terrace with a panoramic view over the city of Verona.

History of

Dal Cero in Valpolicella

With the launch of this project, the Dal Cero family continued and strengthened the values set by grandfather Augusto when he began his winegrowing activity: respect for the qualities of the earth; sustainability of the growing environment; direct, personal involvement with and improvement of the earth and its potential.

For this reason, Alberto, Davide, Nico, and Francesca Dal Cero each put their own signatures on the wine labels, underscoring the seriousness of the challenge of playing a significant role in such a prestigious wine area such as Valpolicella, of offering wines whose hallmarks are immediate drinkability and intense favours.
  • VINEYARDS
    This natural terrace, located in the eastern area of Valpolicella, overlooks the city of Verona. Its geologic qualities present an unusual combination of three different soil types: white limestone-derived soils, black volcanic soils, and a mixture than blends the two colours together.
     
  • GRAPES
    Corvina, corvinone, rondinella, and molinara, trained to the traditional Verona pergola, and a small part to Guyot.
     
  • COMMENTS
    Use of the classic appassimento, or natural semi-drying, is a characteristic of the wines produced on this tenuta.
     
Soil

The earth here is a rather complex amalgam of volcanic, calcareous, and composite soils, which in the higher areas are present in different concentrations and with abundant mineral content.

Climate

The constant breezes ensure a significant level of dryness in the soils, and the overall climate is mild, due nearby Lake Garda.

Grapes

Corvina, corvinone, rondinella, and molinara

Aspect

The southern exposure ensures a pronounced luminosity and solar radiation throughout the year. Wide day-night temperature differentials and constant breezes positively impact terroir characteristics in the wines.

Vineyards

The main training system is the Verona pergola, with newer plantings trained to Guyot.

Winemaking cellar

The state-of-the-art, superbly-equipped facility was expressly designed for the appassimento process, and the production and ageing of the noble red wines of Valpolicella.

THE WINES

Dal Cero in Valpolicella