Respect for the land, meticulous selection of the grapes, attentive work in the cellars and an abundance of passionâ€Ś The Villabella wines The Cristoforetti and Delibori families
t h e c o m pa n y Vigneti Villabellaâ€™s headquarters are at Calmasino, in the heart of the Bardolino Classico zone, on hillsides that look out over Lake Garda. Founded in 1971 by Walter Delibori and Giorgio Cristoforetti, it is still owned and run by their two families. The company produces all the major classic wines of the Verona area, such as Bardolino, Lugana, Bianco di Custoza, Soave,Valpolicella, Ripasso and Amarone, as well as fine red and white I.G.T. wines from grape varieties that are indigenous to the Province of Verona. Today, Vigneti Villabella boasts some 220 hectares of vineyards, which are either owned or managed by the company. The purchase of Villa Cordevigo at CavaionVeronese, an eighteenth century manor house complete with a consecrated chapel and surrounded by 100 hectares of vineyards and olive groves, represents a synthesis of the Villabella project. The objectives of this project are to preserve and promote local culture and traditions and to draw out the full intrinsic quality of the areaâ€™s vines and wines. Thanks to a painstaking preservation and restoration, Villa Cordevigo has been converted into a Wine Relais. Opened in March 2011, it has become a wonderful and exclusive destination for those who love a luxury holiday with good food and fine wines.
the area The production zones of Bardolino, Lugana and Custoza share the fact that they are all in the vicinity of Lake Garda. Bardolino, with its splendid hills of glacial origin and its pleasant, temperate climate with rainfall concentrated just in the spring and autumn months, offers wines with remarkable fruitiness: Bardolino Chiaretto, Chiaretto Spumante, Bardolino Classico and also the Superiore D.O.C.G. The enormous potential of the Villa Cordevigo estate has allowed our company to experiment with new methods of planting and to introduce new blends in certain wines. These wines have now become the flagships of Villabella: Villa Cordevigo Rosso, Villa Cordevigo Bianco and Oseleta.
OSELETA rosso veronese indicazione geografica tipica
Grapes and Vinification Produced with 100% Oseleta, an indigenous Veronese grape variety, grown in the Cordevigo estate. The grapes are dried for 40-50 days in special rooms (fruttai). This wine matures in little wooden barrels for 18 months. Tasting Note Oseleta has a deep purplish ruby colour. It is reminiscent of macerated red fruits with hints of white chocolate and flowers. In the mouth the wine is warming, rounded and velvety with suggestions of ripe red fruits as well as pipe tobacco and walnuts.This is a complex, introvert wine, which reveals himself in the course of time. Serving Suggestions Excellent with game or very mature cheese or as a wine for enjoying on its own after dinner. Oseleta is bottled in Magnum, each bottle is numbered. Only a few few hundreds pieces per vintage are produced.
VILLA CORDEVIGO ROSSO veronese indicazione geografica tipica
Grapes and Vinification Produced with Corvina Veronese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes from vineyards of the Cordevigo estate at Cavaion Veronese, on the morainic hills of the hinterland of Lake Garda. After a slightly late harvest and a light drying,Villa Cordevigo Rosso matures for 30 months in 700-litre cherry wood casks. Tasting Note Intense fruity perfumes that are reminescent of cherries and wild berries
with faint hints of cacao. Concentrated and mouth-filling on the palate, it has gentle, elegant and velvety tannins. Serving Suggestions It goes well with meat dishes (even rather complex and full-flavoured ones): roasts, grilled red meats, lamb. It is also excellent for accompanying mature cheeses.
VILLA CORDEVIGO BIANCO veronese indicazione geografica tipica
Grapes and Vinification Produced with Garganega and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from vineyards of the Cordevigo estate. The grapes are then allowed to overripen in crates for 3 weeks, in order to obtain greater fruit concentration. Villa Cordevigo Bianco ages in 30-hectolitre French (Allier) oak barrels. Tasting Note It is intensely fruity, with fresh notes of Golden Delicious apples, greengages, pineapple and citrus fruits, along with elegant vegetal hints. On the palate it is full, rich and tangy, with attractive mellow fruit and elegant floral notes, enriched on the finish by appealing mineral tones. Serving Suggestions It goes well with all fish dishes and with vegetable-based dishes (pasta, quiches). It makes a perfect accompaniment for asparagus, grilled white meats and with moderately mature cheeses.
MONTEMAZZANO ROSSO VERONESE indicazione geografica tipica
Grapes and Vinification Produced with 100% Corvina Veronese grown on the morainic hills of Calmasino, just inland from Lake Garda. Montemazzano matures for 18 months in large Slavonian oak barrels. Tasting Note Suggestions of ripe cherries and scents of berry fruits, with spicy (pepper) notes and faint vanilla hints.This quite full-bodied wine is rich and mouth-filling: it is characterized by gentle tannins, considerable fruit and spicy notes on the finish. Serving Suggestions Excellent for accompanying typical Italian autumn and winter dishes; it goes perfectly with barbecued meats and moderately mature cheeses.
TERRE DI CAVAGION BARDOLINO SUPERIORE denominazione di origine controllata e garantita CLASSICO
Grapes and Vinification Produced with Corvina, Rondinella, Cabernet and Merlot grapes, this wine matures in large oak casks. Tasting Note Intense hints of succulent cherries and berry fruits, accompanied by spicy notes and faint nuances of pipe tobacco. On the palate it is dry yet rounded, with rich fruity sensations, an elegant spiciness and a delicate almond-like aftertaste. Serving Suggestions An ideal match for typical Veronese cuisine (mixed boiled meats with pearĂ sauce, or with tortellini di Valeggio), it is also excellent for accompanying meat ravioli and roast, braised or stewed meats. It goes very well with mature cheeses.
VIGNA MORLONGO BARDOLINO CLASSICO denominazione di origine controllata
Grapes and Vinification Produced with Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone grapes grown on the morainic hills of Lake Garda. It matures for one year in small stainless steel tanks so as to preserve the wineâ€™s fruity fragrance. Tasting Note Delicately fruity and fragrant, with notes of cherries, strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants and hints of spices. It is lightly spicy, with balance, freshness and a very easydrinking style. Serving Suggestions An extremely versatile wine, it can be served throughout a typical Italian meal. It should preferably be drunk young and may also be served cool.
CHIARETTO BARDOLINO CHIARETTO CLASSICO denominazione di origine controllata
Grapes and Vinification Produced with Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes. Traditionally, Chiaretto is obtained by cold maceration of the must on the skins for a single night. The skins contain the grapesâ€™ natural colouring matter, which is thus yielded into the wine to just a limited degree. This wine should preferably be drunk within a year of the vintage. Tasting Note Delicate scents of berry fruits and wild flowers, accompanied by hints of chlorophyll. On the palate, it gives full rein to its juicy, red berry-like sensations, combined with a youthful freshness. Serving Suggestions An extremely versatile wine, it goes perfectly with typical summer foods, insalata caprese, prosciutto with melon or carpaccio. Excellent with pizza, paella and with recipes containing black summer truffles. This typical rosĂŠ wine from Lake Garda is also delicious as an aperitif.
CAâ€™ DEL LAGO LUGANA denominazione di origine controllata
Grapes and Vinification 100% Trebbiano di Lugana from vineyards grown along the southern shore of Lake Garda. It matures in small stainless steel tanks so as to preserve the wineâ€™s fruity fragrance and the floral qualities. Tasting Note Hints of flowers and newly-mown hay, suggestions of Williams pears and traces of chlorophyll. In the mouth it is tangy and refreshing, with a well-balanced mix of floral, vegetal and fruity sensations as well as elegant mineral hints in the aftertaste, as is typical in this area. Serving Suggestions Excellent accompanying salt-water or freshwater fish. It also goes extremely well with cold cuts, sushi and with oriental dishes, even when they are particularly spicy. This is a wine with excellent structure, even if this is somewhat unexpected in a fruity white wine.
CUSTOZA CUSTOZA denominazione di origine controllata
Grapes and Vinification Produced with Cortese, Garganega, Trebbiano, Tocai and Chardonnay grapes. The method of vinification and the following ageing in stainless steel tanks is aimed at bringing out the aromatic characteristics of the various varieties used in the production of this fragrant white wine. Tasting Note Fresh hints of flowers and of fruits (apples, pineapple and peach). This is a dry white wine with good structure and appealingly fresh acidity. Serving Suggestions Ideal as an aperitif, it also goes perfectly with the cuisine of its zone of origin (tortellini di Valeggio and lake or river fish) and with cold cuts (raw ham or coppa). It is excellent for accompanying both salt-water and fresh water fish and
caprese (mozzarella, tomato and basil) or raw ham with melon. Try it also with Parmentier soup.
CHIARETTO SPUMANTE BARDOLINO CHIARETTO SPUMANTE denominazione di origine controllata
Grapes and Vinification The cuvée of rosé wines is obtained by traditional vinification of the indigenous Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grape varieties with just a brief maceration on the skins, followed by a long, slow fermentation. The long process of transforming the cuvée into sparkling wine then takes place in closed vats, according to the Martinotti method. Tasting Note A delicate, elegant fragrance of small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants and cherries) as well as crisp apples, chlorophyll and wild flowers. Rounded, quite full-bodied, velvety and creamy, with an elegant perlage and persistent juicy fruit. Serving Suggestions Excellent as an aperitif, it can also be served throughout a classic Italian meal, or accompanying salt-water or freshwater fish. Perfect with the traditional cooked pork-based salumi of northern Italian cuisine, cotechino and zampone.
REBIANCO SPUMANTE BRUT
Grapes and Vinification Produced with Chardonnay and Sauvignon grapes. Following traditional white wine vinification, the wine undergoes a long prise de mousse, which takes place in closed vats, according to the typical Italian Martinotti method. Tasting Note Fruity and floral aromas with hints of wild summer flowers and linden blossom. It is cremy on the palate, with very fine bubbles that are wellintegrated with the overall sensation of mellow fruit. Serving Suggestions Perfect as an aperitif, it also goes well with hors dâ€™oeuvres based on vegetables, cold meats or fish. It makes a perfect accompaniment for typical seafood dishes or pasta with vegetables. Serve cool, at a temperature of around 10Â° C (50 F)
c las s i c w i ne s Anyone involved in pursuing the great winemaking tradition of the Verona area cannot disregard the fine wines from the Valpolicella and Soave zones: above all Amarone, but also Recioto, Ripasso, Valpolicella and Soave.TheValpolicella region comprises the amphitheatre of hills to the north of Verona, which is characterized by a generally mild climate with regular rainfall. The varied nature of the soils is reflected in the distinctive personalities of the areaâ€™s wines. In the Soave zone â€“ in the gentle hills to the east of Verona â€“ the white grapes (and in particular the Garganega variety) benefit from ideal climate and soils to give wines with great elegance and rich perfumes.
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FRACASTORO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO denominazione di origine controllata
Grapes and Vinification Produced with Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone grapes from vineyards situated in the Valpolicella Classico area. The grapes are pressed after 120 days of traditional drying in special rooms (fruttai). Fracastoro matures partially in traditional Slavonian oak casks and the rest in small Allier oak barrels. Tasting Note Intensely fruity notes of cherries and cherries preserved in alcohol, plum preserve and distinct spicy hints. Dry, rounded, warming and velvety, it is very well-structured and mouth-filling. It offers great persistence on the palate. Serving Suggestions Ideal with red meats, game and hard, mature cheeses. It is splendid drunk just on its own, as a wine for accompanying conversation with friends. After a few yearsâ€™ ageing, it can even be served to accompany top-quality chocolate!
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO denominazione di origine controllata
Grapes and Vinification Produced with Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, Rossignola and Negrara grapes from vineyards situated in the Valpolicella Classico area. The grapes are pressed after 120 days of traditional drying in special rooms (fruttai). This wine matures in traditional large Slavonian oak casks for 36 months. Tasting Note Our Amarone displays typical fruity fragrances of cherries and wild berry preserve, together with elegant hints of sweet spices and dark chocolate. A wine of great structure that is rich, rounded and velvety. Serving Suggestions Ideal with roasts, game, braised meats and mature cheeses. In Verona it accompanies the traditional selection of assorted boiled meats. One of Veronaâ€™s finest wines, which may be drunk right away or left to age for several years.
VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO CLASSICO SUPERIORE denominazione di origine controllata
Grapes and Vinification It is produced with Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, Rossignola and Negrara grapes from vineyards situated in the Valpolicella Classico area, following the traditional ripasso technique: the wine undegoes a second fermentation on the skins of the dried grapes used for the production of Amarone. In this way, the resulting wine gains greater structure and complexity. Tasting Note Intense fruity notes of cherries, dewberries, bilberries and plums, together with suggestions of spices. Dry, with notable structure, it has a rich taste of red fruit and elegant spicy tones, reminiscent of cinnamon, cloves and pepper. Serving Suggestions A versatile wine, which can be drunk throughout a meal if it is meat-based. It also goes very well with moderately mature cheeses.
I ROCCOLI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO denominazione di origine controllata
Grapes and Vinification It is produced with Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone grapes from vineyards situated in the Valpolicella Classico area. It matures for a brief period in stainless steel tanks in order to preserve its fruitiness and freshness. Tasting Note A fruity bouquet, with hints of cherries and raspberries, along with refreshing herbaceous tones and suggestions of violets. Flavour is dry, with good fresh acidity and well-balanced soft tannins and ample fruit. Serving Suggestions A wine that demonstrates its perfect versatility with traditional Veronese cuisine (soppressa, pasta e fagioli, tortellini, meat risottos and assorted boiled meats). It also goes wonderfully with mixed grills, barbecued chicken and with roasts.
LA TORRETTA SOAVE CLASSICO denominazione di origine controllata
Grapes and Vinification Produced with Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave grapes, grown in the historic Soave Classico zone, this wine matures in stainless steel tanks, followed by a period of maturation in bottle prior to release. Tasting Note Elegant floral notes of elderflower and acacia blossom, combined with hints of crisp, crunchy apples at the nose. This is a dry wine, but with appealing, well-balanced fruit on the palate, where one finds echoed the floral and fruity sensations noted in its perfumes, combined with delicate mineral notes on the finish, which are typical of the wineâ€™s zone of origin. Serving Suggestions An ideal wine for accompanying cold cuts (raw ham, culatello or coppa), light summer dishes and fish dishes in general. Locally, it is also drunk with young Monte Veronese cheese.
VIGNA DI PESINA PINOT GRIGIO DELLE VENEZIE indicazione geografica tipica
Grapes and Vinification This wine is obtained from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes. The vineyards are situated in the morainic hills that surround Pesina di Caprino Veronese, in the hinterland of the eastern shore of Lake Garda. Tasting Note Precise, elegant notes of apples and greengages, accompanied by a light mineral vein on the nose. Dry on the palate, it is characterized by appealing freshness and an attractive fruitiness. Serving Suggestions It goes well with hors dâ€™oeuvres, pasta dishes with fish sauces and saltwater fish in general. Excellent also with vegetable-based pasta or rice recipes, cold roast beef, boiled white meats, snails Ă la Bourguignonne or fresh cheeses.
FIORDILEJ PASSITO DEL VENETO indicazione geografica tipica
Grapes and Vinification Produced with Garganega, Sauvignon and Incrocio Manzoni grapes from vineyards in the hinterland of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona. The grapes are dried for around 120 days in shallow crates. Both fermentation and ageing take place in French oak barriques. Tasting Note The colour is a bright golden yellow. On the nose it reminds of acacia honey, dried apricots and tropical fruit. It has a clean, sweet and fruity flavour along with notes of flowers, vanilla and hazelnuts and a long, elegant almondy finish. Serving Suggestions It goes very well with dry pastries, shortbread, apple pie or strudel and for accompanying blue cheeses (Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Stilton) or with foie gras. It is also excellent outside the context of a meal, just as an accompaniment to conversation.
the products Besides its wines,Villabella also offers other products from the area. VILLA CORDEVIGO OLIVE OIL The Villa Cordevigo estate - thanks to its mild climate and wonderful position near Lake Garda - is perfect for olive-growing. Villa Cordevigo’s olive oil is delicate, with a fruity bouquet and a well-balanced taste. grappas Villabella produces two type of grappa: a colourless one, produced with aromatic grape pomace, and the “Grappa di Amarone”, from Amarone pomace, with its rich, vinous taste and intense golden hue.
VILLA CORDEVIGO EXTRA VERGIN OLIVE OIL
Olive trees are grown in Cordevigo estate, in the area of Cavaion Veronese, on the hills sorrounding Lake Garda. Olive varieties are Casaliva, Leccino and Grignano. After hand picking, in November, olives are cold pressed within 24 hours from the harvest after being washed with room temperature water. Tasting Note Deep green colour with straw reflections. Fruity bouquet with notes of apricot and apple. Balanced taste with hints of sweet almond.
GRAPPA DI AMARONE
This grappa is obtained from Amarone pomaces and aged in oak barrels. haeated
It is distilled in steam alambics,
traditional discontinuous system. Tasting Note It has an intense, golden colour. The bouquet opens up with vanilla and toasting notes and reminds of the semi-dried grapes from which it is made. The taste is warm and vinous with some sharp hints in the aftertaste.
GRAPPA FROM AROMATIC GRAPES
White grappa produced with aromatic grapes. The pomace is distilled immediately after fermentation.
obtained is stored in stainless steel containers. Tasting Note This grappa is aromatic but also full and smooth, characterised by a pleasant and intense aroma.
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HOW TO REACH VILLABELLA Exit Affi (A22 - Modena Brennero). Then take the free highway (superstrada) direction Peschiera and drive till the exit Bardolino - Pastrengo. Follow the direction “Calmasino”. At the gasoline station turn left following the indication “Vigneti Villabella”. If you use gps, please dial “Calmasino, Strada Bisavola”
Published on Apr 5, 2013