Pratello rises on the morainic hills of the D’annunzio-style shore of the Garda Lake; it is an area contradicted by a unique microclimate, influenced by the largest Italian lake.
A land kissed by 3000 hours of sun per year with morning and evening breezes, which refresh and maintain the balance between the natural elements, giving us the uniqueness of this prodigious sub-mediterranean climate.
A land created to teach mankind to enjoy the beautiful things about life.
The Valtenesi area is a Mediterranean corner situated at the bottom of the Alps, characterized by a unique microclimate; it is the most northern territory of Italy, in which the vines and olive trees are mingled with lemon trees, cedars, caper trees and palms, giving life to a sort of a mediterranean “enclavè”, right in the middle of the Alpine reliefs: a land kissed by 3000 hours of sun per year.
The hilly territory is from morenic origin formed by the melting of the glaciers, it manifests, predominantly, a pebbled land and with a high concentration of active calcar, thus giving sapidity and salinity to the wines.
The loose and permeable weaving of the soil, guarantees a high health for the grapes.
The autoctone Vine Groppello is an enological rarity, fragile and a precious prime material. Right in this area it has established here its ideal habitat, making the Valtenesi area an unreacreatable place from which elegant, mineral, warm and at the same time soft wines are brought to life.
the usage of Groppello for the Rosè vinification, was enhanced by the Molmenti method and since 1896 it has been encoded as the main production method of Valtenesi Rosè, a most noble and rappresentative wine of Lake Garda, born from a dedicated Viticulture.
The Rosé wine is history, culture and tradition for the Valtenesi area.
The DOC Lugana area extends south of the Garda lake, the soil, from glacier origin and formed thanks to the ice melting towards the valley, is composed of stratified clay from morenic origin and from sedimentary nature, rich in mineral salts. In the range close to the lake, the soil is mainly clayey. In the range close to the DOC hill, the clayey soil is fused all together, creating a blackberry range. One of the main characteristics is the so-called "leopard spot" structure, caused by a very high presence of clay in the soil (depending on the area). It is not an easy soil to work with: during times of drought it is hard and compact, but also soft and muddy after a rainy day. It is thanks to these chemical-physical characteristics that the Turbiana grape, part of the Trebbiano family, releases vigorous and sharp perfumes, other than acidity and sapidity, therefore, the Lugana wine is a wine with complex perfumes, round and persistent in the mouth.
San Martino della Battaglia DOC
Located between the provinces of Verona and Brescia, the DOC S. Martino della Battaglia is a small geologic and climatic niche, situated right at the border of the hills and inland, south of Garda lake. The area is particularly favored by the climate created by the big mass of Garda basin.
In this area Tokaj has always been cultivated and after the Italian and Hungerian dispute, it has been renamed Tuchi.
In this area there are vineyards of over 80 years of age, which bring us to our Ottocento wine, with an aromatic sharpness and pulpiness over time.