The estate is located in the heart of Valpantena where olive trees, cherry trees and vineyards are part of the landscape. “la Fontanina” estate is situated in the Valpolicella doc wine producing area. Daniele Salvagno, current owner of "Azienda agricola la Fontanina”, has given a new lease of life to the estate’s traditional farming activities, renewing and expanding the cultivation and directing it towards organic farming methods. a choice that aims to protect the peculiarities of the different terroirs (soil, altitude, exposure) to produce natural wines and rich in personality.
Vintage 2010 confirms this wine vibrancy and strength.
Red VENETO doc
YIELD PER HECTARE
Veneto, Valpolicella Valpantena, “La fontanina” estate and nearby areas
250m to 450m AMSL
White rock autochthon
VINEYARD and CELLAR
Grapes are hand harvested including multiple steps at the end of September, only the best ones are intended for crushing.
Part of the grapes harvested are immediately pressed while some carefully placed in wooden boxes go through a process of 15-20 days light drying period.
Key lots of grapes are vinified separately for fermentation: partially in stainless steel tanks, while semi-dried grapes in wooden barrels.
The wine fines for an aging period of 10-12 months in tanks it then urdergoes for 5-6 months in bottle before release.
Bright ruby red in color. Vibrant and strong, this wine displays notes of red fruits, red fruits jam and vanilla. The palate is dry, well structured and harmonious. Velvet like. Its balanced structure and tannins make it harmonic, to enjoy throughout a meal and easy to pair with a wide range of food.