THE TERRITORY OF VALPOLICELLA
The historical Valpolicella, the Classical area, extends to the northwest of Verona as an open hand, whose five fingers form four distinct valleys.
In the valleys the warm breezes coming from Lake Garda meet the fresh air of the Lessini (mountain chain that precedes the Alps and protects the valley to the North), creating splendid microclimate for the cultivation of the vine, cherry and olive. Between autumn and winter, this mild climate also favors the withering that in fruit trees must proceed gradually and continuously to give a Recioto and a wonderful Amarone.
The small valleys are in turn dominated by the most important municipalities. Starting from the east we have Negrar, the municipality that boasts the highest number of prestigious crus, placed at different altitudes and able to offer a very wide spectrum of sensations: Jago, MAZZANO, Torbe, Villa, Pojega, Cerè, Crosara, Moron and Calcarole .
Higher up, near the Lessini mountains, along the northern limit of the area, we find Marano and its valley. The best crus are Gaso, Masua, Gnirega and Fasanara. To the west of Marano we find Fumane which can count on excellent locations such as S. Urbano, Comunai, Creari, Fieramonte, Valata, Carpanè and Palazzo della Torre.
The last valley with the municipality of Sant'Ambrogio, has in Gargagnago and La Grola its most prestigious crus. At the foot of Marano and Fumane we find finally San Pietro in Cariano which occupies the flattest part of the valley and has its best areas in Bure, Castelrotto, Pedemonte and San Floriano.
The land on which the Viviani family cultivates its vineyards can be considered of medium mixture with a good limestone concentration and a consistent presence of stones under the first half meter of land. This, together with the grassing present in all the vineyards, allows an optimal distribution of rainwater and a rapid disposal of excess water.