Tedeschit tekevät Valpolicellan alueella viiniä jo viidennessä polvessa perinteitä vaalien. Kaiken aloitti isoisoisä Nicolo vuonna 1824. Tällä hetkellä taloa hoitavat kolmannessa polvessa Silvino ja Renzo ja Sabrina ja Riccardo neljännessä. Tedeschit viljelevät maata Gardajärven itäpuolella ja tarhoja löytyy mm. Valpolicellassa, Valpolicella Classicossa ja Soavessa sekä Bardolinossa. Alueilla he ovat keskittyneet perinteisiin rypälelajikkeisiin. Talon mottona on tehdä viiniä perinteitä kunnioittaen ja uutta teknologiaa hyväksi käyttäen, siten että talon tyyli säilyy ja jokaisella viinillä on oma persoonansa.
Tehdystä työstä Riccardo Tedeschi on saanut hienon tunnustuksen, sillä hän sai kesäkuussa 2012 vuoden viinintekijän palkinnon Kanadassa Torontolaisen ruoka- ja viiniyhdistyksen toimesta.
Over the generations the Tedeschi Family has handed down, and enriched, its winemaking expertise while maintaining the values that are the hallmark of the historic Valpolicella estate.
In 1824 Nicolò Tedeschi, who was known for his integrity and moral fiber, purchased several vineyards, even though earlier documents indicate the family had first purchased vineyards in 1630. Niccolò was followed by Lorenzo Tedeschi, who was nicknamed Damigiana (Demijohn) because his cart was always laden with demijohns of wine, and who in 1908 received the Medaglia d’Oro Arte e Lavoro at the Esposizione Industriale Moderna Città di Verona .
The passion for winemaking also took hold in Riccardo Tedeschi; the inhabitants of Pedemonte considered him to be a patriarch, and he was so forward-looking that in 1918 he purchased the vineyards of Monte Fontana and Monte Olmi.
His two male children continued his work: Silvino, who meticulously cared for the vines, following the traditional farming techniques developed over the generations, and Lorenzo, Renzo to his friends, who with his wife Bruna promoted the "Tedeschi Style," combining tradition and modern technique, and establishing the family-run estate's name and reputation for quality in Italy and abroad.
Tedeschi is now managed by Lorenzo's children: Antonietta, who handles Italian sales and the administration, Sabrina, a food scientist who taught and did research at the Istituto di San Michele all'Adige for many years, and Riccardo, an enologist, who, in addition to overseeing all of the estate's winemaking, handles foreign sales. From the past, constant passion, and from the present, continuous research.
Indeed, the Tedeschi Family has succeeded in maintaining the values that have always distinguished it, but at the same time has kept pace with the present, introducing new technologies. A perfect blend of tradition and innovation that reflects the Tedeschi philosophy: authentic family flavors, and the qualitative standards of a cutting-edge company: Because of this, every Tedeschi wine displays authentic character and personality that remain true over time, thanks to the raw materials: the grapes.
"We firmly believe that each of our wines must be not just good, but also true, with a distinctive character derived from our history, a child of our land, springing from the passion of our family"
Winery and Vineyard
All of our attentions have always centered upon our grapes, and this is even truer now that our winery has gained international prestige and renown, and carved out a well-defined space within the complex, lively winemaking panorama of the Valpolicella.
It may seem obvious to repeat, for the umpteenth time, that good, authentic wine cannot but come from a great vineyard, but we can find no better way with which to illustrate our daily work, the careful attention we pay to our vineyards, seeking out the optimal interaction between microclimate, exposure, pruning system, yield per hectare, and varietal selection to draw the most from the terroir.
The Varietals We Grow
The current Disciplinare, or rules governing the production of the Appellation, states that the Valpolicella's wines shall be made primarily from Corvina (from 45 to 95%; the regulations do allow the use of Corvinone, up to a maximum of 50%, in place of Corvina ) and Rondinella (5-30%), while relegating the other traditional varietals of the region, for example Molinara to the "non-aromatic red varietals permitted in the Province of Verona," and limiting them to a maximum of 15% (no more than 10% of a single varietal). In addition, the autochthonous Italian red varietals (as defined by Law 82/06 art. 2) permitted in the Province of Verona are allowed, up to a maximum of 10%.
As producers of Valpolicella (in addition to Amarone and Recioto), we could not but favor Corvina , Corvinone, and Rondinella , not just because they are our varietals, the heritage of ancient local winemaking traditions, but also because we firmly believe in their value and current relevance. At the same time, we cannot overlook, because they play a vital role in the wines in which we believe, lesser-known varietals such as Oseleta, Dindarella, Negrara, Rossignola, and Forselina, all varietals that must be studied and reevaluated if we are to increase the complexity and depth of the wines we make.
Our cellars are located in the heart of Pedemonte di Valpolicella. The grapes are dried in a modern fruttaio that allows perfect temperature and humidity control.
The grapes are dried exclusively at low temperatures. The fruttaio has a capacity of 350,000 kg of grapes. In the fermentation hall, which has recently been renovated, we have a number of horizontal fermentation tanks that allow the perfect amount of extraction from the skins through programmed pumpovers and movement of the solid matter in the must, and vertical fermentation tanks in which we can carry out pushdowns with hydraulic pistons. All of the tanks are temperature controlled. In our aging halls we have Slavonian oak casks whose capacities range from 10 to 50 hectoliters.
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