The Torre del Falasco wines are the standard bearers of this co-operative, situated in the Valpantena, northeast of Verona...
Known as the ’valley of god’ to the ancient Greeks, this area is well-known for its high quality red wines, due partly to the soils but also because of the cool breeze that blows down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites. Run by Luca Degani since 1995, the Cantina di Valpantena is now one of Italy’s best co-operatives, with 700 hectares of vineyard producing excellent quality fruit.
The grapes for the Corvina Veronese are grown on the steeply terraced hillside vineyards belonging to the co-op, where soils are chalky and poor.
Bright and fresh in the glass, this wine opens with a juicy red fruit nose. This is followed on the youthful palate by an approachable structure, given depth by the partial drying process, and in nice balance with the cherry fruit.