Grapes: 45% Corvina, 35% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 10% other
Region: Italy> Veneto> Valpolicella
Notes: Stainless Steel, 6 months on lees. microfiltration.
Red ruby color; cherry, plum fragrance; fruity & smooth on the palate with a dry, long-lasting finish
Villa San Carlo is situated east of the city of Verona, on a Western facing hillside of the ancient village of Montorio. Gianni "Babbo" Pavesi farms 70 hectares with 1/3 planted to vines. The terraced vineyards are at altitudes that start from 100 meters and rise to 270 meters above sea level. The property is planted with olive groves and is surrounded by woodlands, creating superb biodiversity. They take a traditional and natural approach to vinification. The grapes are hand harvested at optimal ripeness and air dried on special racks in their drying chambers. This is a family run estate that continues to be one of the fruit sources for Dal Forno. Their inaugural vintage was 2009. Valpolicella Villa San Carlo is made using the traditional vinification process, which involves maceration of the grapes, Rondinella, Corvina, and Corvinone with their skins in steel tanks and then fining in seasoned barrels.