Bignele


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The history of winery Aldrighetti begins in 1818 with the purchase of some land around the locality “Bignele”, a place surounded by the Valpolicella hills, near a then small country village called Valgatara (which is now an outlying suburb hamlet of Marano di Valpolicella).

From these times our family has been of peasant traditions and has tended the land with passion and devotion. Our wineland stretchs out over hilly land, with eight hectares of vineyards, located at about 300 meters above sea level, and is run by two brothers Luigi and Angelo Aldrighetti together with their children Nicola and Silvia.

In keeping with our traditions the firm is still a family-run business where work is overseen exclusively by members of our family; for this reason everyone performs different duties according to the needs of the day, trying, nevertheless, to do the works that most suits her/him. Angelo is dedicated to the care of the vineyards and of the land, in particular by supervising each grapevine’s phase whereas in the cellar his brother Luigi takes care of the wine pouring from one cask to another, and he checks the wine level inside the barrels and makes sure that each type of wine exceeds the most discriminating standards. Besides the work in the vineyard and in the cellar, Nicola is engaged in the bottling and labelling of each bottle, whilst Silvia is in charge of the commercial and administrative tasks.

In short, everyone has got a share of work, but during the most demanding part of the year, the grape-harvest time, we are all joined together in order to offer the best of experience, tradition and technique in the production of Classic Valpolicella wines.

During vintage, the selected bunches are hand-picked, laid down in wooden cases and dryed in the orchard for almost 120 days (according to vintage).

Only after the pressing of these fine grapes do we produce Amarone and Recioto Classico della Valpolicella.

These amazing wines are available to our trade customers too.