Corte Gradoni- Family Winery in hills of Garda consisting of Forests, Orchards and Olive Groves
The wine estate, Corte Gradoni, is owned since 1971 by the Piccoli family. The estate has vineyards, forests, apple orchards, and olive groves, around 150 meters above sea level, located in the hills of Garda. Gianni Picolli started the business and still overlooks it. The daily working of the winery is looked after by his children: Andrea, Stefano, and Mattia. His children have all the advanced skills required for winemaking and have guaranteed a bright future for the winery. Mattia is responsible for the cellar work, Andrea deals with the business, and Stefano takes care of the agricultural work in the farms.
Perfect Conditions for Vine Cultivation
Every year, they produce around 200,000 bottles of wine along with ten quintals of extra virgin olive oil. The terror in the hilly region has a lot of glacial deposits, and the soil is sandy and clayey with the presence of gravel. The microclimate is influenced by Lake Garda. The summers are not very hot, and the winters are not very cold. These conditions make the region perfect for vine cultivation.
Winery Producing High-Quality Grapes
Some of their oldest vineyards were planted in the 70s, and this allows them to grow high-quality grapes. The grape varieties that grow in their estate include Garganega, Trebbiano, Trebbianello, Riesling, Corvina, Rondinella, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon. These grapes are used to make red, white, rose, and sparkling wines. The wine cellar is updated with modern machinery and has stainless steel wine tanks. Cold rooms are there for storing fruits.
Slavonian oak barrels are used for maturing Bardolino Superiore and Allier oak for ageing demanding wines.