“In the 80s the term “cooperative winery” alluded to an anonymous wine, produced with grapes piled up in storage somewhere. We wanted to break down this stereotype, explaining our enormous commitment to obtaining an excellent product starting in the vineyard. So we decided to launch a new line for the quality market relating to restaurants and catering, the “Domìni Veneti” brand. Thus our journey began, the result of a choice that is still considered farsighted and courageous today, and turned out to be a winning choice: a Quality Project established with new labels.”
And now, Domìni Veneti is turning 30!”
Daniele Accordini, Domìni Veneti Oenologist
It was 1989 when Cantina Valpolicella Negrar, a historic winery in Verona founded in 1933, decided to launch an articulated Quality Project by identifying some particularly suited zones within the Valpolicella Classica area. The decision to focus on improving the quality of carefully selected grapes gave rise to the new Domìni Veneti line, which has since become a line distinguishing production excellence not only of Valpolicella Classica DOCG and DOC wines, but also of other fine Verona wines.
Created to challenge the market, in 30 years Domìni Veneti has gone down a specific path that has led to great success from its very first project, Valpolicella Verjago, to the Amarone Espressioni project featuring the 5 valleys of the Valpolicella Classica area, up to the Pruviniano project and Signature wines…
“We can consider the Domìni Veneti wines as “local wines” that express themselves through native vines: Corvina Veronese, Corvinone and Rondinella, Molinara, Dindarella. A winegrowing heritage that combines tradition and research, new production techniques and creativity.”
Also called Corba, Corbina, Corvina gentile, Corvina nostrana, Corvina doppia, Corvina reale, Corvina comune or Cruina. This is the most important variety thanks to its organoleptic characteristics which give wine body, structure and longevity. This is the vine that made Valpolicella successful, also because it expresses itself exceptionally during drying by developing new genes after the first phase of dehydration (about 30 days after the harvest) and creating a new and more complex aromatic picture. This is unlike Merlot or Cabernet Franc, where the grapes begin to decay about 10 days after the harvest.
Corvina grapes lead to a wine with fruity notes full of cherry and an intense, fresh, tangy and slightly tannic aroma.
This vine has a very important history as a rustic and disease-resistant variety, even during drying. It produces a lighter wine in terms of structure, even if more colourful. Today it is planted as little as possible, because it does not give rise to wines with much character or particular elegance. It can give good results In difficult environments such as high hills, also for its qualitative constancy. The skin of the grapes is very pruinose, with average, robust thickness and a black-purple colour.
It creates a colourful, medium-bodied wine with an intense, slightly tannic, tangy aroma.
Also called Oselina, this is most likely a native vine of the province of Verona which was re-evaluated in the 70s thanks to its organoleptic characteristics.
It gives wine great body, structure, colour, acidity and longevity, but does not yield much. An intense ruby-red wine is obtained that is full of tannins, tangy and full-bodied.
Amarone di Jago comes from the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area. It is a great, structured wine, of an impenetrable and intense ruby-red colour. It has a complex and magnificent aroma: spicy and with hints of vanilla, its full-bodied flavour includes sweet tannins that confer softness together with the aromas of nuts, spices and tobacco.
This Valpolicella Ripasso comes from grapes grown in the high hills of Torbe.
With a deep ruby-red colour, it is quite satisfying to the eye when poured. It has a complex aroma that starts from the freshness of the fruit but ends with a note of spices. While its aroma is complex, its taste is harmonious, full and velvety, with the right balance between tannins and acidity.
The red wine Recioto from Moron owes everything to the micro-area of the native Moron vineyards which, like few others, have a vocation for great wines, in particular for Recioto.
It is sweet, reminiscent of a precious ruby, with a full, intense and enveloping taste. In brief, it’s a dessert wine. But that’s not all. Be amazed by the explosion of unusual flavour when it is served as an accompaniment to a refined and advanced platter of blue cheeses.
Valpolicella Ripasso “La Casetta” is the result of the careful technique of refermentation with the skins of Recioto, which creates an absolutely original wine with a great deal of softness and incomparable complexity. A sumptuous Ripasso.
Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore Verjago is made from highly selected grapes grown in hillside vineyards. After being hand picked into crates, the grapes are left to dry in special rooms known as “fruttai” for 40 days, followed by careful vinification and ageing in wood, then bottles.
This deep, red wine comes from Jago, a vineyard with optimal characteristics: Amarone Riserva Mater is a wine par excellence that reflects a close bond with mother nature, as depicted on the label by the artist Gianni Burato. It has a full-bodied and softly elegant taste, with an aroma reminiscent of dried fruit. It is wonderful with braised and refined dishes in the kitchen and best expresses itself with aged cheeses as well.
Amarone Espressioni is a precious box set with five different types of Amarone, each representing a different valley of the Valpolicella Classica area: San Pietro in Cariano, Negrar, Marano, Fumane and Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella. These are 5 cru wines at the base of the originality and true expression of the Valpolicella Classica area.
The Pruviniano Collection was created to enhance the soils and the wines made with grapes grown in the valley of Marano in the Valpolicella Classica area. In fact, these territories were called Pruviniano until 1177. A new interpretation of Amarone, Ripasso and Valpolicella Superiore.