This traditional, family-owned estate – initially by the Jago, then Albasini & currently Spinosa family – dates back to 1860, & is set among gardens of the fine 19th century Villa. And since 2017, Enrico Cascella Spinosa has been joined by his nepote, Piergiovanni Ferrarese.
The property comprises c.25ha located on the western flank of the Negrar comune, & on the border with Marano di Valpolicella. La Valle di Negrar lies on the east part of the Classica zone, at c.400m asl, hence higher & farther from the warming influence of the Lago di Garda further west. Soils are a mixed of sedimentary ancient calcareous stones, sandstone, flint & volcanic red basalt.
Starting in the 1990s, the vineyards have been re-trellised from 1.8k/ha pergola to 4k/ha guyot. In 2018 they completed the new, underground cantina & bottaio, where they age the wines in 5yo french tonneaux & Garbellotto 20/25 HL botte.
The wines are traditionally made, using static, vertical, stainless-steel fermentors. Appassimento of the local Corvina Veronese, Corvinone & Rondinella grapes takes place on the premises.