Cantina Valpolicella Negrar celebrates 85 years in business in 2018 with a new line of wines named the Pruviniano Collection, composed of three new crus: Valpolicella Superiore, Ripasso and Amarone, produced in the town Prognol a Marano. The Collection highlights that which has distinguished the company since its origins: innovation and the awareness that its strength lies in what could be seen as a limitation – its multiple partners – a characteristic that becomes a distinctive factor when working to enhance the specificity of the territory and its vineyards.
Cantina Valpolicella Negrar looks forward to seeing you from 18 to 20 March at Prowein in Düsseldorf at stand A67, Hall 15, and then from 15 to 18 April at Vinitaly (Hall 5, C3) to present the new Pruviniano Collection by Domìni Veneti and many other projects for the future!
Research on the Winery’s territory continues, and in celebrating its 85th anniversary the Winery presents three new Domìni Veneti crus produced in the valley of Marano: Amarone, Ripasso and Valpolicella Superiore Pruviniano. In 2018 Cantina Valpolicella Negrar celebrates 85 years of business with a new line of wine, the Pruviniano Collection, highlighting that which has distinguished the company since its origins: innovation and the awareness that its strength lies in what could be seen as a limitation: its multiple partners. In fact, the cooperative includes 230 partners growing wine in over 700 hectares of vineyards, mostly located in the hills of the Valpolicella Classica area. This feature of having many small producers becomes an incredible distinguishing factor when working to enhance the specificity of the territory and its vineyards, as the Winery has carried on more systematically since the 1980s with the launch of the Domìni Veneti cru line (www.dominiveneti.it).
Explorations. The winery initially investigated the valley of Negrar, which gave rise to the crus of the vineyards di Jago (Amarone), the vineyards of Moron (Recioto), the vineyards of Torbe and La Casetta (Ripasso) and Verjago (Valpolicella Superiore). Next it went on to trace the nuances and contrasts of the Valpolicella Classica area as a whole through the “Expressions” of Amarone, supplied by five select vineyards in different valleys. It is currently focusing on the specific features of the valley of Marano, in particular Amarone, Ripasso and Valpolicella Superiore Pruviniano. The latter comes from the ancient name of the valley which was mentioned in documents as far back as the 8th century and included the basins of the progni (streams) of Marano and Fumane. “Like other toponyms related to the original presence of Roman veterans and colonies, the Provinianense valley comes from the name Provinius, Probinius-Probus”, explained Gian Paolo Marchi, Italian Literature professor at the University of Verona (emeritus since 2012).
The collection recounts the Valpolicella Classica area’s feminine soul. The Pruviniano project originated in Prognol, a small hamlet of Marano di Valpolicella, where the winery has had a new production plant since 2015.
“The collection recounts the Valpolicella Classica area’s feminine soul. The Pruviniano project originated in Prognol, a small hamlet of Marano di Valpolicella, where the winery has had a new production plant since 2015.”
recounted Renzo Bighignoli, president of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar.
“The lands of Marano have a great deal of personality: they are cold and have loose soils that must be worked with in order to best interpret the variegated intertwining of soils, lands and microclimates. It gives us wines that continue to amaze us, which manage to have both a very faint colour, but also a bright shade of red, with a very fine bouquet where the clear notes of cherry in the fresh wine evolve during ageing into pleasant notes of spice and undergrowth. We will have to wait to be able objectively assess their ageing capacity, but in the meantime their oenological and enochemical characteristics lead us to deduce that the weather will hardly manage to reduce its elevated potential“
commented Daniele Accordini, winemaker and General Director of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar.