A small but significant sign of the growing reputation of Italian wine cooperation also in the international wine system?
The fact that the number of the top Italian wine coop compiled by the authoritative German magazine Weinwirthschaft has gone from 20 to 25 this year. And in the ranking, which treats South Tyrol apart, Cantina Valpolicella Negrar has climbed again on the podium, a trio of years in first place (2016-2017-2019), this year it is in third, behind Terre del Barolo (Piedmont) and Cantina Tollo (Abruzzo).
In the glass, the value of the story of the production area. “If you want to go fast run alone, if you want to go far run with someone, says an African proverb and we have been running together with our partners since 1933, whose work is also rewarded by this recognition. Being “multiple” is always an opportunity because we can work on an extended area, combining the values of landscape protection and enhancement with an entrepreneurial vision of cooperation “, declares Daniele Accordini, winemaker and CEO of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar, commenting on the ranking.
Overall quality of wines assessed. The wines of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar selected for the competition of the German periodical are: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Docg Vigneti di Jago, Valpolicella Doc Classico Superiore Ripasso La Casetta, Valpolicella Doc Classico Superiore Verjago for the category “representative wines”, Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Docg Vigneti di Moron for the “regional specialty” category, all wines from the premium Domìni Veneti line, as well as Amarone della Valpolicella Classico and Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Cantina di Negrar for the “best sellers” category.
Brief profile of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar. Located in the heart of the classic Valpolicella, it carries the spirit of the founders, 6 entrepreneurs who came together to safeguard the Valpolicella territory from financial speculation, in the “DNA”. Today it has 230 members who cultivate over 700 hectares of vineyards mainly in the hills of the classic Valpolicella. The production is about 9 million bottles a year and includes the typical wines of the area: Amarone – whose name was coined in the 30s of the last century in the cellar of the cellar -, Ripasso, Recioto, Valpolicella Classico and others Veronese areas Doc.