Valpolicella earned its reputation on terroir – a strong relationship between soil, weather and indigenous varieties that intertwine to yield highly sought after, critically admired wines.
AT A GLANCE
Fabio and Paolo Zenato, from Le Morette, found inspiration in the Valpolicella’s rich history and launched an ambitious project to explore the highest standard of quality in viticulture and winemaking. In the heart of Valpolicella region, at an elevation over 1,200 feet, sits their 7-hectare vineyard just above the Quintarelli estate overlooking the town of Negrar. At this special site, they create a pair of wines under the Corte Volponi label that epitomize the best this region has to offer, less than 40,000 bottles total produced. Sustainable farming affiliated with World Biodiversity Association.
LOCATION: Argentina > Mendoza
REGION: Uco Valley: Los Arboles, Altamira, San Carlos
WINEMAKERS: Jason Mabbett and Duncan Killiner
ESTATE OWNERS: Alejandro Sejanovich and Jeff Mausbach
FARMING: Non-certified organic farming without pesticides. Only organic fertilizer and Bordeaux mixture are used in the vineyards.
KEY GRAPE VARIETIES: Malbec and Pinot Noir