A territory has value only
if we are capable of making
it express its full potential.
Known as one of the most prestigious vineyard regions in Italy, the Veronese zone is a varied territory with a long enological tradition. Today it boasts the largest number of DOC wines on the peninsula.
Bertani has historically believed in the individual territories of the Veronese zone, from Valpolicella Classica to Valpantena, from Soave to Lugana. An approach that has been respectful both in the vineyard and the cellar has managed, over the decades, to develop a style that has been rethought over the years, thus staying up-to-date without ever giving into compromises.
Valpolicella is embraced by Garda lake warm air and cool breezes from Monti Lessini. The geological structure of Valpolicella soils has been influenced by both the Adige River to the south and Alpine glaciers to the north and its diversity – basalt soils, marine gravel, limestone and clay mixtures, red and white limestone – benefits a great variety of wines. Valley landscapes fan out from Monti Lessini and slope down into the Veronese plains.
Valpantena, located to the north - east side of Verona, is a pre alpine valley at the heart of Monti Lessini and was known since ancient time for the fertility of its soil. It is a vast stretch of land rich in iron and calcareous marl. The name Valpantena means “valley of all the gods” and derives from the pantheon built at the entrance of the valley.
The hilly swath of Veronese vineyards extends to Soave in the east; its terrain is limestone and volcanic. On this mix of dark and light soils, we find vineyards, often trained in pergolas, along with cherry and olive trees. All around is a landscape of castles and hills, tended and curated by the grapegrowers themselves.