Italian Wine Selections di Michele Scamacca -
In one of the most suggestive and luxurious areas of Alta Valpolicella, on the top of a gentle and sunny hill and on the left of the Marano Valley, there is a large manor overlooking the valley and the plain separating the latter from the ancient Roman city of Verona. A wide tufa portal leads into the magnificent 15th Century court of the Novaia Winery: a triple round arch "barchessa" -
Oak trees, hornbeam and dittany, locust trees and cypresses, cherry and olive trees protect the hilly vineyards growing between 250 and 300 meters above sea level, mainly exposed to South/SouthEast, on marl and limestone soils alternated with basaltic and tufaceous soil.
With its low fertility, resistance to drought, this land is particularly suitable for the cultivation of important red grape varieties: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and the ancient autochthonous variety Oseleta grown on the Novaia Estate.
The geological, morphological and microclimate conditions of the Marano Valley with its mild and temperate climate, the high temperature range between day and night and the almost complete absence of fog all year round make this area an interesting environmental niche where fine wines are produced, rich, perfumed and flavoursome, with full body and high quality, long-
|Poggio al Chiuso|
|Rocca di Fabbri|
|Col del Mondo|
|Tenuta del Priore|