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Established in 1930, the vinification of grapes commenced in 2011 at this family estate led by Ettore Righetti, former Director and President of Cantina di Negrar cooperative, now joined by his oenology-studying grandson, Gabriele. Nestled within the Valpolicella Classica zone on the hills of Negrar, the 5 hectares of vineyards, ranging from 250 to 400 meters above sea level, exhibit a unique diversity in soils—ranging from alluvial to basaltic tuff of volcanic origin and clayey—resulting in wines characterized by pronounced flavor, freshness, and elegance.

Divided into plots with varying exposures, the vineyards are adorned with traditional Valpolicella varieties, including Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Croatina, Molinara, Pelara, and Oseleta, aged between 15 and 40 years. Producing an average of 40,000 bottles annually across the Valpolicella range, the estate practices organic, environmentally friendly vineyard management. The harvest, conducted by hand in 6.5-kilogram capacity boxes, prioritizes grapes for Valpolicella Ripasso, Amarone, and Recioto, followed by those for Valpolicella and the IGT/proprietary wine “Doline.”

With a commitment to expressing the indigenous varieties and unique terroir, the estate's cellar practices are non-invasive, emphasizing a meticulous use of wood. Ettore and Gabriele's philosophy leans towards crafting fresh, well-balanced, and elegant wines with the right acidity—wines that are not only enjoyable in their youth but also possess the potential for extended aging, reflecting the timeless character of the region and its varietals.

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