Vineyards & Wines
More than sixty-six acres of specialized vineyards, projected with an intensified planting density and a reduced pro-hectare grape yield, have been cultivated for generations with the same passion, surround the family's villa and are vocated to produce fine and elegant wines. A vocation that was transmetted by father Lorenzo Tessari, an indefatigable viticulturist.
The day-to-day running of the estate is now in the hands of the third generation: Sisto, the agronomist, Pietro, the winemaker, and Elena, responsible for public relations.
Their brother Simone is chef/proprietor of the nearby Alpone restaurant, where the company's wines are matched with innovative interpretations of traditional local dishes.
The winery is surounded by its more than 30 hectars (66 acres) of vineyards, divided in two plots: in "località San Brizio" in Costalunga and in "località Pergola" in Montecchia, in the Alpone's Valley.
Total vineyards: more than 66 acres.
Single vineyards: Fontego, San Brizio and Campo Buri.
Location: Venetia, Verona East, Latitude 45°27'14''N - Longitude 11°18'14''E
Altitude: at 80 m. (260 ft.) above sea level, with south-easterly exposure.
Soil: lavic basalt of volcanic origin. Rich of microelements (P, K, Ca, Fe, Mn, Zn).
Training system: modified "pergola veronese", guyot and spur cordon.
Plant density: from 2,500 vines/hectare (1,012/acre) to 5,400 vines/hectare (2185/acre).
Yield: from around 70 hl/hectare (620 gallons/acre) to 45 hl/hectare (400 gallons/acre).
White grapes: Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave and Sauvignon.
Red grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère and Oseleta.
Age of the vines: from 20 to 30 years.