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Tedeschi

Tedeschi has a rich history with documents relating to the estate date back to the 17th century and the Tedeschi family have worked in the Valpolicella region since 1630. Today Lorenzo Tedeschi, with his son Ricardo and daughters Sabrina and Antonietta, continue the legacy. They are located in Pedemonte di Valpolicella in the heart of Valpolicella Classica. The family are passionate about the interpretation of the Valpolicella region, and the Tedeschi name has become synonymous with Valpolicella worldwide. Tedeschi's meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards is the foundation from which everything evolves - nothing is left to chance. Their philosophy that great authentic wines can only be made from impeccable grapes underpins everything they do and to this end they carry out assiduous research to uncover the perfect interaction between the characteristics of the soils, microclimates, sun exposure, grape varieties and cultivation methods. These are their fundamental tools to guarantee quality production. They are committed to the environment and sustainability, and they have certification from Biodiversity Friend and Equalitas. Tedeschi farm four key vineyards, Fabriseria (7 hectares), Monti Olmi (2.5 h), Maternigo (84 h with 33 under vine) and Lucchine (4 h). From these they produce classic Veronese wines, cultivating the autochthonous grapes of Garganega for their Soave. For their Valpolicella, Amarone, Ripasso and Recioto wines, they grow Corvina, Rondinella, Mollinara and Corvinone, as well as a small percentage of the lesser known, but still traditional, varieties of Oseleta, Dindarella, Negrara, Rossignola and Forselina. Lorenzo Tedeschi pioneered cru wine in Valpolicella. The family have owned the Monte Olmi vineyard since 1918, and produced Recioto from its grapes until the early 1960's when Lorenzo began to use the fruit to craft Amarone. In 1964 he labelled the wine with the name of the vineyard, giving rise to one of the very first cru of Valpolicella, and Monte Olmi is now their flagship wine. Their wines age in 1000 and 5000 litre Slavonian oak barrels and, following the appropriate time of maturation in wood, the wines are further aged in bottle before release. These are powerful and elegant terroir-driven wines of great personality which express the authentic character of Valpolicella, and four centuries of winemaking history and tradition.