Antolini” winery

Wine is an expression of culture, senses, history and poetry of the land. This has been the guiding philosophy since 1992, of brothers Pier Paolo and Stefano, when producing wine.
Pesticides and herbicides are avoided, beginning with the vine itself. Antolini wines observe, identify and enhance the natural qualities of the land. Both the wines and the company reflect the nature and characteristics of Valpolicella Classica, a land historically suited to viticulture.

Pier Paolo and Stefano have been cultivating grapevines since 1992 on their own land which is situated in the hilly towns of Marano Valpolicella, San Pietro in Cariano and Negrar. Ignoring trends, every single wine is an expression of harmony and is a synthesis of the native vines, of the territory from which originates and of a job well done of the working vine-dresser which respects the tradition and type in as much as the values which are not to be ignored in his activity and in his existence. From the beginning of this activity they have chosen to operate with respect for the environment practising the integrated guidelines to use minimum quantities of antiparastic products. In 2012 they decided to stop using chemical insecticides and herbicides.

The Antolini vineyards cover a total surface area of 9 hectares. The composition of their land is mainly clayey, this is good for the vines because the clay holds the water which in turn slowly releases into the roots, which means there is no need to have an irrigation system. Another favourable climatic factor consists in the high temperature range compared between day and night, important to obtain particularly fragrant wines which have a complex bouquet. The Antolini vineyards are five: “Moròpio”, “Prognol” and “Persegà” in the municipality of Marano di Valpolicella; “Semonte” in the municipality of San Pietro in Cariano; “Ca’ Coato” in the municipality of Negrar.

“Moròpio” is at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level and it extends for 2.2 hectares; it is exposed towards the south-east. The vines were planted in the 70’s and are only renewed if they become withered and die. “Persegà” is exposed to the west and destined to the production of Recioto. “Prognol” is the vineyard near Antolini’s winery. “Semonte” is at an altitude of 150 meters above sea level and it extends for 1.5 hectares. “Ca’ Coato” was bought in the year 2000 in the town of Negrar. It was unkempt, but at one time was cultivated for vines. With an enormous workload the old dry walls were restructured and roughly 2 hectares of land was cultivated with variety of vineys typical to the Valpolicella region using the “guyot” method. It is exposed towards the south-west and the altitude is between 170 and 220 meters above sea level.