Maternigo, which means “mother’s land” is the name of the property we purchased in 2006 in the Valpolicella DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) zone of Valpolicella between the communities of Tregnago and Mezzane di Sotto.
The property covers an area of 84 hectares and includes a construction of probable monastic origin, the oldest portion of which dates back to the 15th century. The property sits on a hill that dominates the entire backdrop and is made up of an additional 51 hectares of forest as well as two hectares of olive groves that produce the typical Veronese varietal.
The vineyards planted on this estate cover a surface area of 33 hectares along an altimetric range of between 290 and 450 meters above sea level with southeast and southwest exposure. The terrain is composed of marly limestone with abundant skeleton. The presence of limestone varies across the various pedological units. The planted vines are the classic variety found in Valpolicella and are in large part destined for the production of our winery’s red wines. The vineyard named Impervio due to its extreme slope has given rise to the Valpolicella Superiore Maternigo, while the Barila plot has been particularly suited for the production of the cru Amarone della Valpolicella Maternigo.