Our Foja Tonda in “Vini Buoni d’Italia”

Vini Buoni d’Italia is the Italian wine guide issued by Touring Club dedicated to the wines produced from Italian indigenous grapes.Our Foja Tonda Valdadige Terra dei Forti DOC (from Casetta grapes) has been awarded with the GOLDEN STAR , a prestigious prize by this guide.

Ready for a great Chardonnay?

This year’s harvest season seemed to be unpredictable. Hot weather and drought certainly affected the quantity and we even worried about the quality of our grapes. Then started raining and the temperature became cooler as usually in September and the Valdadige took advantage of this change. Today the Chardonnay  we just picked ,showed a record alcohol content: 22 babo degrees! Be ready for a great  2012 Chardonnay!

News from Valdadige

abstract and translation by Egle Capilupi – Water is life. After the abundant rain we had in the last days, our Pinot Grigio Valdadige DOC looks great! The grape we just harvested was perfectly healthy with 23.40 ° brix, more than 7 grams per liter of acidity and 3.35 PH.  It was this rain that completely changed the fate of this year\s harvest,  that we were so worried about!

Harvest 2012

abstract and translation by Egle Capilupi – The harvest has just started in Valdadige and yesterday the first trucks full of grapes reached the cellar. Due to the droug ht in the last days and the forecasts promising hot wheather even next week, we decided to anticipate the harvest. The hot wheather is playing its role speeding up the maturation process especially in the south part of Valdadige. We have just started with Pinot Grigio, then will go on with

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Let’s reduce pesticides

abstract and translation by Egle Capilupi – Today after several years of research in co-operation with the Agrarian Institute of San Michele all’Adige in Trentino, at the Albino Armani winery we are convinced that the best way to fight the insect called” Lobesia Botrana” in our vineyards, is using a technique which kind of disorients the male insect by spreading pheromone, a substance simulating the same smell produced by the female, in order to prevent the insect from  mating. This

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Casetta, research goes on

  abstract and translation by Egle Capilupi – The Casetta is an indigenous grape variety growing in the area called “Terra dei Forti” between the regions Veneto and Trentino. We have been doing research on this varietal for several years in cooperation with the Agrarian Institute of San Michele all’Adige in Trentino. In 2008  72 bio-types of the Casetta grape were collected and planted in the southern part of Valdadige between Verona and Trento . After four years, we are

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Sexual confusion in Valdadige

abstract and translation by Egle Capilupi – The Adige Valley in the province of Verona, as well as Trentino and Valpolicella, have embraced the green technique of “sexual confusion” in order to defeat the “Lobesia Botrana”. This is an insect affecting grape varieties with compact bunches like pinot grigio, pinot bianco and pinot nero. The “Lobesia” is mainly responsible for mould like Botrytis, damaging  the harvest and grape quality every year.The traditional methods used in the vineyards to fight this

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Four hundred years amongst vineyards and an infinite passion for wine. The history of the Armani family and that of viticulture in the Adige Valley, between the provinces of Trento and Verona, have been evolving together, without interruption, for more than 4 centuries. Today  “Albino Armani Viticoltori dal 1607” means territory, or rather territories. The historical property in Dolcè, in the Adige Valley in the province of Verona, is one of 3 wineries located in the region Veneto: one other is to be found in Marano, in the Valpolicella Classico area, and one  in the province of Treviso, in San Polo di Piave, where our biodynamic wines are produced. Two more wineries are located in the regions Trentino and Friuli. All five wineries watch over their territories, vinifying the grapes of the surrounding vineyards. In each of them the common thread is a terroir reflecting its specific particular character in the wines springing from its soil. The headquarters remain in Dolcè, where the “Conservatoria”, a project for safeguarding local grape varieties in danger of extinction, can be visited.