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Franchini Agricola


Apply: Giuliano Franchini
Wine area: Valpolicella (DOC)
Foundation year: 2011
Vine variety: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara
Hectare: 5
Number of bottles produced/year: 20000
Most important labels:
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Recioto della Valpolicella Classico
Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore
Azzardo IGT Rosso Verona

In the heart of Valpolicella Classica, not far from the center of Negrar Di Valpolicella, stands the Antica Corte Forlago (Ancient Corte Forlago), in the historical district where the Franchini family has been passionately pursuing its wine tradition for generations. The estate and the vineyards extend over a hilly surface of about 5 hectares, at an altitude ranging from 280 up to 500 meters above sea level. A long and careful genealogical research traced back the “Franchini” family name to the "Franks", original inhabitants of the ancient Gaul and settlers in Northern Italy. Antica Corte Forlago and its vineyards, grown using the typical Pergola veronese, offer a panoramic view on the wide valley below and is vivid testimony of the charm of the ancient Corte. In the past manual labour was the main feature both in the fields and in the winemaking process. Over the centuries, the art of Italian craftsmanship has deeply shaped this land leaving lasting traces of ancient times, such as the Roman mosaic floor (200 AC) recently found under some vineyards around the estate. The main symbol of the past is the underground icehouse (nevera) which represents the essential core of the winery.

Wine Tasting: yes
Oil Tasting: yes
Purchase products in the cellar: yes
Purchase products online: yes
Disabled accessibility: yes
Coach parking: yes
Apply: Gianluca Ceschi / Lucia Tomasi
Language spoken: Italian, English