OWNER | Carlo Venturini & Alesandra Zantedeschi (both children of farmers).
VINEYARDS | 9ha (2016) Located in Castellroto, in the hills outside of Verona, the vineyards of Monte dall’Ora are planted on a base of [cool] limestone soil (with 60cm of topsoil on top) 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 restructuring of the ancient dry-stone walls, the ‘marogna’, which support the terraced ground, has been a long and hard work.
ORGANICS, BIODYNAMICS | 2016 Spray Horn manure 500 and Horn Silica 501 only on the guyot vines and make compost (but no dung yet). they told me in 2016. | 2019 Member of Renaissance des Appellations.
OTHER CROPS | Cherries.
CERTIFICATION | 2009 First vintage with organic certification.
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO, SASETI | Saseti = “little stones”. | 2011 Clean cheese, needs time and air at the Real Wine Fair, London Tuesday 22nd May 2012. | 2015 Bright, sweet-tasting, plump fruited at the Real Wine Fair in Tobacco Dock 17-18th April 2016.
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RIPASSO, SAUSTO |
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO, SASETI |
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE, CAMPORENZO | A cru. Vines planted 2004. | 2012 13.5% Smooth, creamy fruit, nice at the Osteria Mondo d’Oro on 30 Nov 2015 before Wine2Wine 2015. 6m in botti. Very nice sweet-tasting fruit, ripe, well done at Real Wine Fair 17-18th April 2016.
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RIPASSO, SAUSTO | 2012 Pergola vines. Grapes dried for 4 months and traditionally. Some foot treading. Gravity. Small wooden vats. Very nice zip, freshness, clean, very good at the Real Wine Fair 17-18th April 2016.
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA, STROPA | 2008 Lovely colour, very savoury, nice weight, freshness, starting to drink/ready at the Real Wine Fair in Tobacco Dock 17-18th April 2016.
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO | 2007 Ripe, warm fruit at the Real Wine Fair, London Tuesday 22nd May 2012. Stocked by Caves de Pyrene in 2011.
Monte Dall’Ora. Via Monte Dall’Ora 5, Castelrotto, I-37029 San Pietro in Cariano (VR = Verona), Italy | Tel+39 045.7704462 | www.montedallora.com