Monteci

Garda’s sparkling Wine

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THE CELLAR

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Monteci Winery is a family-run company that belongs to Righetti family. Now in its fifth generation, it is located in the heart of Valpolicella region and it is the emblem of how technological innovation and attention to tradition can live in perfect harmony. The passion and attention to details characterize the daily work both in the vineyard and in the cellar to offer its customers wines of excellent quality and an excellent hospitality. The agricultural patrimony takes in about 200 hectares of vines, situated in some of the best areas of Veneto region, such as Valpolicella Classica, Lugana and Bardolino.

Our philosophy is based on two fundamental principles: the first being the ongoing search for grapes of excellent quality, starting from the outstanding management of the vines and the vineyard and from the meticulous selecting of the fruits from the plant, i.e. a low yield per vine allows for a better and greater quality and aromatic quality of the grape; the second being the managing of the wine cellar itself, where traditional methods are integrated with the latest wine- making techniques. Along with this perfect union we add our immense passion, our professionalism and the vast experience of those who work with us and who believe in the authenticity of their profession.

Moreover, Righetti family firmly believes in environmental sustainability and respect for the environment. Starting with the 2018 harvest, we are proud to have one of the largest organic certified vineyards in Valpolicella region.

Monteci completely embraces the ideals of environmental sustainability, not only in our vineyards but also in our winery: to maintain our vines healthy, we use fertilizing techniques that respect the delicate balance of this environment, like green manure. By using all these tricks all our vineyards develop a natural ecosystem able to adjust itself. Moreover, the drying rooms and the winery are powered by a photovoltaic system, which gives energy in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

An extraordinary wine
 in an extraordinary land

Oselara

Garda’s sparkling Wine

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THE CELLAR

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Oselara is located in the heart of the Lugana area, covers an area of ​​13 hectares of vines, in the municipalities of Pozzolengo and Peschiera del Garda, which allows the collection of 160 tons of grapes per year.

The vineyards are cultivated with traditional methods and the harvest is done manually, ensuring careful sorting of the grapes.

Keeping low yields per hectare, not using chemical herbicides by working on the row, using natural fertilizers, selecting the bunches during the harvest, separating the must from the second pressing: this is our philosophy for obtaining excellent quality wines.

The cellar is equipped with modern equipment that combines tradition with innovation.

The care, passion and experience have led to national and international awards.

An extraordinary wine
 in an extraordinary land

Cottini

Garda’s sparkling Wine

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THE CELLAR

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Cottini Stile Naturale
Cultivating the vine in a sustainable way and in respect of nature is a philosophy, a lifestyle.
In this way, the grapes naturally express the charachter of the territory, giving birth to a range of sustainable and refined wines.

Sustainability and Organic: production according to Nature.
The Cottini family has always carried out sustainable practices and protocols and at the same time sensitized the surrounding area.
The winery was the first wine company in the world to be certified for the use of biodiversity-friendly protocols as referred to in Biodiversity Friend standards. The winery is an active member of the WRT (Wine Research Team), a group of 35 wineries that put scientific research at the service of the sustainable enology and viticulture.
Through clear and measurable action plans, the Cottini family is committed to carrying out and implementing projects oriented to an even greater sustainability.
The winery has been organic certified for several years and invites all the partners to be certified according to the National Quality System of Integrated Production.
It continues with commitment the research in the field of resistant vines in order to almost completely reduce the use of chemicals in agriculture.

The Cottini family and the winery
For four generations the Cottini family has been cultivating a tradition that dates far back in time. It is a story of love and determination, that inspire every action and where the most priceless legacy is experience.

Diego Cottini and his wife Annalberta continue the work, accompanying knowledge, tradition and wine culture of the territory with constant research and experimentation as well as originality, initiative and a production chain certified at every step, from the grapes in the vineyard to the bottle. With their sons Michele and Mattia they bring to bear their talent and commitment and their wealth of experience of the land.

The history of the Cottini family began in 1900. It was the 1925 when Carlo Cottini founded the first wine reality of the family. The very important step towards the viticulture was made by the second and third generation, who specialized in the wine making. Raffaello, son of Carlo, built his first winery in Fumane, Valpolicella, where there are the roots of the family. From the initial 20 hectares, the property covers now 140 hectares.

The vineyards
The vineyards of the Cottini family has been producing organic grapes since harvest 2018: the chosen kind of agriculture is the result of a path already begun from years, that requires more attention first of all in the vineyard, in order to develop a greater sensitivity towards a physiological balance of our vineyards, reduce waste and increase the sustainability of the grapes production.
In the vineyards, less use of pesticides and only organic manuring management are the main beneficial effects on the environment in general and a grape production with less residue in particular, therefore a greater capacity to express the primary potential in aromas and wine structure.

The Certification was an important and demanding choice and today, through a meticulous traceability and transparency, the certified product certainly has an important added value for us but also and especially for the consumer, in a market increasingly careful to the respect of the environment and the genuineness of the products.

The labels: the inspiration.
Plants, fruit and animals that inhabit our countryside are a source of inspiration and poetry and are the main characters of the graphic design valuing it.
The graphic is inspired by the ancient naturalistic figures that are reworked like a collage, each figure has been created on the basis of ancient archive images selected and assembled by the illustrator.
The wines and the images that represent them express on the bottle a classic but at the same time modern beauty, unbridled and natural.

An extraordinary wine
 in an extraordinary land