Azienda Agricola Fratelli Tedeschi

Nicol? Tedeschi founded the company that bears his name in the Valpolicella area in 1824. He was a genuine personality of his time, renowned for his skill and moral stature. Throughout the years, his family has continued the traditional wine-making process, and today, the winery is owned by the fifth generation of Tedeschis: Antonietta, Sabrina and Riccardo. Each has various responsibilities, but it is Riccardo, the oenologist, who deals with production and acts as Tedeschi?s Export Director.Tedeschi utilizes two traditional winemaking techniques almost as old as winemaking itself. Amarone della Valpolicella is the only mainstream style where the wines are fermented to dryness, yielding deeply colored and concentrated wines, rich in character, and often rich in alcohol, too. The ripasso method, utilizing the drained but unpressed must of an Amarone, provides some kick to a more basic wine and is also unique to the region.Each of Tedeschi?s wines must not only be as good as possible, but also as personal as it can be. Each has its own style and a clearly distinguishable character?the genuine ?Tedeschi Trademark.? In order to achieve this objective, the family monitors every phase of the wine-making process, from the vineyard to the cellar, without ever trying to substitute nature or its laws in any way.The Valpolicella Classica area where Tedeschi?s vineyards are located is made up of three valleys: Negrar, Marano and Fumane. Each area offers wines with unique characteristics. The valley of Negrar offers elegant wines of great body, fruity, with excellent potential for aging. The valley of Marano produces high-quality wines of elegance and aromatic intensity in warmer years. Finally, in the valley of Fumane, wines close to the village have a slight sugary residue, soft body and medium duration, while further south, wines feature limited acidity, excellent body and long duration.

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