Say the word “Valpolicella” and others will immediately equate it with some of the most legendary and enjoyable wines of Italy. As a wine producing region, Valpolicella earned its reputation on terroir – a unique relationship between soil, weather and indigenous varietals that intertwine to yield highly sought after, critically admired wines.
Fabio and Paolo Zenato found inspiration in the region’s rich history and launched an ambitious project to explore the highest standard of quality in viticulture and winemaking. Together, with the experience of other wine-growers in the heart of Valpolicella territory, they created a pair of wines under the Corte Volponi label that epitomize the best of Valpolicella: Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore and Amarone Classico DOCG.
The Valpolicella Classico DOC lies east of Lake Garda. The broad plains common to the picturesques lake’s southern coastline here give way to rolling hills that quickly rise into the foothills of the Dolomites. This is the homeland of Amarone and boasts the largest acreage devoted to Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara in the world.
The brothers have combined their love of the land, its unique character and three generations of experience to produce wines that express the authentic character of Valpolicella.
Estate Owned By:
Fabio & Paolo Zenato
Farming and Land:
Mixed, gravely riverbed and moraine soils. Sustainable farming.
Amarone Classico: 400 cases
Valpolicella Ripasso: 1000 cases