Family Sartori has an indissoluble bond with the history and beauty of Verona and its wine culture. “This region was once covered by an ancient sea. You can still find shell fossils as you walk through the vineyards. We preserve the essence of the region, blending our dreams with the minerality and fragrances of this landscape,” says Andrea Sartori. Like his grandfather and great grandfather, he is dedicated to the classic Veronese grape varieties and styles. Authentic regional wines are elegantly reinterpreted and personalized to meet the tastes of consumers, first locally and now around the world.
The cellar at Casa Sartori
Andreas’s great grandfather Pietro purchased his first vineyard in Negrar to supply the family trattoria with wine in 1898. The company evolved to become not only a producer, but merchant and exporter of wines. A turning point came in the year 2000 when the Sartori family partnered with Cantina Sociale di Colognola. Sartori’s expertise in distribution and marketing unites with Cologna’s production capacity to bring the quintessence of “Made in Verona, Italy” to tables around the world. Sartori now exports 80 % of its wines to over 70 countries throughout Europe, North and South America, Russia, China and Southeast Asia.
Corte Brá 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva
The new Sartori di Verona flagship is a Riserva sourced from the Sartori family’s estate vineyards. The autochthon varieties Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella and a small portion of the nearly extinct Oseleta are handpicked and dried for 3-4 months. During this period any grapes that begin to rot are discarded to ensure purity of fruit. The grapes are fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel and macerate for 30-35 days. The wine then matures for six years in medium size and small wooden barrels. The resulting Amarone offers deeply concentrated, pure fruit with aromas of clove, liquorice and dried prune. Rich and simultaneously refreshing, the Corte Brá 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva sets a benchmark for a leaner, more food-friendly interpretation of a historic regional classic.
Marani Bianco Veronese IGT
With the Marani Bianco, Sartori breaks free of established Soave DOC rules. The autochthon Garganega variety still plays the leading role, but a freer hand is applied in winemaking to create a new style that speaks the message of the region to international consumers. Handpicked Garganega grapes are allowed to dry for 40 days to concentrate flavour and aroma in the old tradition of Verona. After a brief maceration, grapes were pressed and the juice fermented partly in stainless steel and partly in oak. This modern interpretation of historic regional traditions combines refreshing elegance with depth, persistence and minerality. The 2019 vintage pleases with bright acidity, honey and dried herbs.
Casa Vinicola Sartori S.p.a.
Via Casette, 4 -37024
Negrar in Valpolicella
Verona – Italy
Tel. +39 045 602 8011