Mezzacorona cultivates its own grapes in heart of the Dolomites along the Italian Alps. Every field is planted with single varietals and 100% single varietal wines are offered to the final consumer.
The climate of the Italian Dolomites is characterized by a warm Mediterranean influence from the south and crystal clear sunlight. A fresh and wild breeze blows from the over 400 lakes and numerous glaciers of the surrounding mountains, peaking at over 9,000 feet. It is the ideal environment to create elegant, vivid and crispy varietal wines.
The state-of-the-art wineries of Mezzacorona and the expertise of over 100 years of winemaking tradition preserve the elegance and crispiness of the solid and consistent wines that American consumers enjoy.
Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay are dominant in the Dolomites. They are well known for their floral tones, exotic fruit, ripe aromas and silky smoothness on the palate. Mezzacorona is the largest Italian estate producer of these two varietals.
Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon also have a long history of cultivation in the region. They are vinified in such a way that the varietals' flavors of forest berries, chocolate and toasted almond are preserved.
As the winemakers intended, these wines are crafted to be a perfect complement to Italian and International cuisine.
Mezzacorona constantly receives strong ratings, and is renowned for its consistent quality, vintage after vintage.
The Mezzacorona winery avails over the most modern oenological equipment available today. The winery is used for collecting the grapes produced by the 1.300 growers and for vinifying the grapes according to the company's 100% single varietal philosophy. The Mezzacorona winery is the perfect example of excellence in wine production.
Vinification occurs in steel tanks at controlled temperature. The whole process is constantly looked over by the team of oenologists which manages the fermentation and organic evolution, the pumping over and the ageing of the wine.
The steel tanks, casks, barrels and bottling lines are extremely sophisticated and are a symbol of oenological excellence.
Mezzacorona is surrounded by a region rich in natural beauty, castles, history and tradition. Mountain peaks of the Dolomites alternate with plains and natural terraces, where vines have been cultivated forever.
Here Mezzacorona cultivates it's very own vineyards using the traditional "pergola" growing system and the modern, international "espalier" system.
The "pergola" growing system comes from the tradition of producing high-quality, manually worked vineyards, where man is the main actor. This gives the villages in the countryside their characteristic and highly-recognizable structure, reminiscent of a wave.
The "espalier" growing system, however, is oriented towards a type of production where mechanization is key. Well-organized, precise and minimalist, it makes the territory look extremely essential.
The particularly varied composition of terrain and the various climatic areas, from Sub-Mediterranean to Alpine have allowed the various grape varieties to find their ideal habitat and to reveal the best of their very own natural characteristics.
Mezzacorona cultivates each variety only in the areas where they grow best: Teroldego in the Piana Rotaliana, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay along the Valle dell'Adige and Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon near Garda Lake.
The climate and territory give rise to elegant, aromatic and balanced wines.