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In 1977 Siro bought this beautiful estate with eight hectares of old vineyards, where it implements its now-established activity in poultry farming. Historically Tenuta Vignega (Vignega is the name of the place where it is located) belonged to the noble family of the Counts Serego Alighieri, direct descendants of Dante, and these vineyards were the southern offshoots of their land surrounding VILLA SEREGO ALIGHIERI in Sant’Ambrogio. Later this farm is bought by the Bolla family of ancient wine-making traditions. At the end of the nineties also Tenuta Vignega undergoes the change in business management starting with the organic farming method. In 2002 the process of renewal of the old vineyards began, with more densely planted vines and Guyot rearing.

The emblem of Tenuta Vignega is the eagle, which is often found in the coats of arms of the Veronese municipalities after the Austrian period and represents a feeling of pride, tenacity, freedom that unites a father to his daughter.

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    After the first years of experience in the company and after making radical changes in the management of the vineyard towards practices that are ever more respectful of the environment, Cristiana feels ready to face the step of the vinification of her grapes. In 2005 the winery took shape in the stone farmhouse of the estate, an ancient building with original wine cellar dating back to the 1400s. Here, in the oldest part, barrels and barriques rest for the Ripasso and Amarone refinement, while in the past stables and barns have been placed steel tanks. In the Pescantina winery, the grapes of all the Veronese estates of Cristiana Collection (Sorsei, Vignega, Tregnago) are vinified.

    The vineyards of Tenuta Vignega are located in the municipality of Pescantina, in the northernmost part and bordering Sant’Ambrogio in the CLASSICAL AREA. We are in the foothills area at 140 meters above sea level. The soils are well drained, having a gravelly skeleton with a rocky substrate of calcareous origin. The calcareous texture (originated from the oceanic bases of the Mesozoic era) of these lands has a profound value for the vine: it allows to gather moisture and release it during dry periods. The climate is mild and dry thanks to the ventilation that comes from the nearby Prealpine mountain range.The vineyards of the Vignega estate, trained in Guyot, are exposed to the south, guaranteeing optimal solar irradiation. In full respect of the environment it is cultivated according to the organic farming method certified by BIOS since 1999. The wines, produced with the typical blend of Corvina and Corvinone, maintain the characteristics of the tradition, with aromas of cherry and elegant tertiary. Important, dry, austere wines, but of excellent drinkability and long persistence.

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THE WINES OF TENUTA VIGNEGA

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Contact

Address: Via Ca’ Vignega 20 – 37010 Pescantina (VR)

Tel. 3488009671
Fax. 045/6702473