Corte Sant’ Alda is fast becoming one of the top-flight producers of Valpolicella and Amarone. It is owned by Marinella Camerani and is named after her daughter, Alda. Marinella has 15 hectares of certified organic vineyards located in the foothills of the Lessini Mountains, near the town of Mezzane, about 30km north-east of Verona.
Each wine at Corte Sant’Alda comes from a specific vineyard, chosen according to the specific grape variety, the vine’s age and the preferred training system – so as to ensure a well-defined quality.
The Amarone is the flagship wine of the Corte Sant’Alda, where Marinella Camerani makes the most of the precious fruits of this unique territory, the Valpolicella. A selection of Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone cultivated in the most important vineyards of Corte Sant’Alda: Roaro, Valletta, Bosco, Pra Alto and Retratto – located in Val di Mezzane the vineyards are at 350 meters above sea level, on medium-textured soils rich in limestone. Here a particular geography guarantees a mild climate of near Lake Garda with breezes flowing fast from the nearby peaks down the valley.
Amarone by Corte Sant’Alda is a robust, intense and elegant wine with a surprising bouquet that ranges from berry jam to coffee and chocolate. A robust wine with considerable volume characterized by soft tannins, nice flavour and good freshness; aged for 48 months in oak barrels.