A prime example of innovative but authentic winemaking in direct contact with nature. These vineyards are situated in one of the most traditional and severe wine-growing areas on the Italian landscape. The result is a vibrant and juicy red; rich with raspberry, cherry and currant fruit that sit in beautiful contrast against a savoury, spicy structure. Lively acidity and soft tannins come to the fore, yielding a bright yet textural wine.
Azienda Adalia is located in the Val di Mezzane sub-zone, a fertile hilly landscape east of Verona with an ancient history of agriculture that is fast gaining recognition for the quality of its wines. It is the second property of Marinella Camerani, who also owns the nearby Corte Sant’Alda, and her daughter Alda has now taken charge of the day to day running of the winery.
The estate farms organically and promotes biodiversity by planting olive and cherry trees, as well as leaving fallow areas between their vineyards which provide habitats for the wildlife that helps fight off pests and diseases.
Adalia is a reference to Adalia Bipunctuata, a two dotted ladybird very common in their vineyards, and particularly efficient at keeping aphids at bay. Their food-friendly wines: an unoaked Soave, a Valpolicella and a Ripasso, are all made using natural yeast ferments and mostly ageing in stainless steel and emphasise elegance overpower.