Corte Aleardi, Traditional Boutique Winery in Valpolicella
Corte Aleardi is a traditional boutique winery located in the heart of Valpolicella with its ancient vineyards expanded over the municipalities of S.Ambrogio di Valpolicella and San Pietro in Cariano. The estate-owned manor house, dating back to the 15th-century, is arrayed in the charming village of Gargagnago, with cellars and cottages surrounded by five hectares of vineyards and olive groves.
Link With Ferrari Family
Headed up by the Ferrari family since 1789, the Corte Aleardi Winery has experienced rigorous evolution over the years. The winemaking family practices ageing and refining of the wines in the ancient underground cellar that has traces of the 1700s. They focus on traditional wine production methods, combined beautifully with modernistic approaches.
The Historic Cellar of the Winery
Perched in the hilly region of San Pietro, vineyards enjoy limestone, clayey, and loamy soil. Due to south-east facing, the microclimate present in Valpolicella allows the owners to cultivate high-end Corvina, Corvina, and Rondinella. The berries are collected manually during the harvesting season and dried in the company-owned lofts, situated in the hills. After that, they are moved to the cellar for fermentation.
Witness the fascinating wine production process that takes place in the historical cellar. The stainless steel tanks with temperature control devices, along with wooden oak barrels are used to store flagship red wines, labelled under DOC and DOCG. Corte Aleardi welcomes guests to taste these wines directly from the barrels, along with other gastronomic pleasures.