Tenute Fiorebelli is located in the town of Negrar, in the province of Verona, northern Italy in the very heart of the Valpolicella vineyards. They specialise in the production of "Apassimento" red wines. This essentially means that the grapes are semi-dried before pressing. The grapes are carefully picked by hand in late September and placed in small wooden crates of 5 kg each. The crates are then placed in the “fruttaio,” a well aerated loft in a traditional wooden barn. Here they are left to dry at a controlled temperature and humidity until early January. During this “appassimento” the grapes will lose – depending on the vintage – up to 50% of their original weight in water. This “drying process” will concentrate their color, substance and aromas. The most prestigious wine of this method from Valpolicella is Amarone.
We often describe "Cabaletta Rosso" as a "mini-Amarone" and is one of our most popular reds sold in our wine shop offering excellent price/quality ratio. The Amarone comes from the 3-hectare ‘Coste Bianche’ vineyard, located about 250 meters above the town of Negrar. The name comes from the light colored soil, rich in clay and limestone.The vines are an average of 25-years-old and they are trained using the typical Pergola Veronese method. Plant density is 2800 vines per hectare with an average yield of no more than 1.8 kg of grapes per plant. A very popular winery among our regular customers.