Bertani Winery Guide

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Last updated: May 28, 2024

Winery Overview

Bertani has been a pioneer in Valpolicella since the 1850s. Founded by brothers Giovan Battista and Gaetano Bertani, this historic estate was at the forefront of bottling and exporting fine Italian wines, establishing a global reputation early in its history.

As a renowned Amarone trailblazer, with its inaugural vintage released in 1958, Bertani’s wines have adorned the tables of nobility and were even honored with the endorsement of the Italian Royal House in 1923. Yet, despite its regal connections, Bertani remains a beacon of progress in winemaking, blending timeless techniques with cutting-edge technology to create exceptional wines.

The Bertani portfolio is a testament to diversity and quality, featuring its prestigious, award-winning Amarone, which captured the acclaimed three-glass award from Gambero Rosso. The ‘Valpolicella Valpantena’ collection showcases their crowd-pleasing Secco Bertani Valpolicella. Meanwhile, their Soave wines epitomize the elegance of delicate whites, and their Lake Garda selections speak to the region’s unique terroir.

Wines produced

  • Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC

    Corvina and Rondinella
  • Ognisanti di Novare Valpolicella Classico DOC

    Rondinella and Corvina
  • Le Miniere Di Novare Valpolicella Classico DOC

    Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella
  • Catullo RipassoValpolicella Classico Superiore DOC

    Rondinella, Corvinone and Corvina Veronese
  • Valpolicella Ripasso DOC

    Rondinella and Corvina Veronese
  • Valpolicella DOC

    Rondinella and Corvina
  • Amarone Valpolicella Valpantena DOC

    Rondinella and Corvina Veronese
  • Recioto della Valpolicella Valpantena DOCG

    Rondinella, Merlot and Corvina Veronese
  • Secco Vintage Vintage Veneto IGT

    Corvina, Sangiovese Grosso, Syrah,Cabernet-Sauvignon
  • Soave Vintage Soave Doc

    Garganega
  • Sereole Soave DOC

    Gargànega
  • Le Nogare Bardolino DOC

    Rondinella, Corvina Veronese, Molinara
  • Le Quaiare Lugana DOC

    Trebbiano di Lugana
  • Custoza Doc

    Garganega, Trebbiano, Cortese and Malvasia
  • Bertarose Chiaretto Veneto IGT

    Molinara and Merlot
  • Due Uve Venezia Giulia IGT

    Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc
  • Velante Pinot Grigio Venezia Giulia IGT

    Pinot Grigio
  • Due Uve Rosso Veneto IGT

    Pinot Nero 50% and Corvina 50%
  • Collezione Bertani

    Selection of Valpolicella, Bardolino, Soave, Lugana and Custoza
  • Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva Villa Bertani

    Grignano, Pendolino, Frantoio, Leccino and Favarol olive variaties

Winery Contact Details

Bertani

Via Asiago, 1
37023, Grezzana (VR)
Italy

Email: [email protected]
Tel +39 045 8658444
Fax +39 045 8658400
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Facts & Figures

Appellation

Veneto IGT, Lugana DOC, Valpolicella Classico DOC, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC, Valpolicella DOC, Valpolicella Valpantena DOC, Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena DOC, Ripasso Valolicella Classico Superiore DOC, Recioto della Valpolicella Valpantena DOCG, Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC, Bardolino DOC, Soave DOC, Custoza DOC, Venezia Giulia IGT

Founded

1857

Area under Vine

200 hectares

Age of vines

Oak barrel origin

Winemaker

Cristian Ridolfi

Owner

Bertani Domains

Production

2 million bottles

Grape varietals

Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Gargànega, Trebbiano di Lugana, Cortese, Malvasia, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc

Grape Varieties Used by the Winery

  • Cortese

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  • Gargànega

    Garganega, a key white grape of Italy's Veneto region, particularly in Soave and Gambellara wines, is also Sicily's Grecanico Dorato. known for producing delicate wines with lemon and almond notes when yields are controlled. The grape's late ripening and vigor can lead to high yields of neutral wines; however, its acidity suits sweet recioto wines well.

  • Malvasia

    Malvasia Bianca, a historical grape from Greece, now thrives in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, producing unique sweet wines.

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  • Pinot Grigio

    Pinot Gris is a white-wine grape variety originally from Burgundy. It is thought to be a mutant clone of Pinot Noir.

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    The sauvignon blanc grape varietal, originally from the Bordeaux region of France, is now one of the world's most loved white varieties.

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  • Corvina Veronese

    Corvina, known as Corvina Veronese or Cruina, is primarily grown in Italy's Veneto region, with a small presence in Argentina. It's key to producing Bardolino and Valpolicella wines, offering mild fruity flavors with almond hints. Integral in Amarone and Recioto wine-making, Corvina yields light to medium-bodied wines with high acidity, low tannins, and a potential sour-cherry finish.

  • Rondinella

    Rondinella is a red grape from Italy's Veneto, mainly found in Valpolicella and Bardolino blends, prized for its high, consistent yields rather than its quality. Seldom made into a single-varietal wine, it adds herbal notes to Corvina-based blends and suits the grape-drying appassimento process.

  • Molinara

    Molinara, a light-bodied Italian red grape, is mainly blended in Valpolicella and Bardolino wines, valued for its high acidity rather than flavor, often overshadowed by other varieties. Its tendency to oxidize has led to reduced cultivation, but it remains integral to Valpolicella due to appellation regulations.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Merlot

    Merlot is the most cultivated grape in Bordeaux and closely related to Cabernet Franc

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