About the Winery
Vantorosso is a relatively young winery founded in 2015 and was born from the meeting between a successful racing driver, Vanni Pasquali and Franco Allegrini, a lifelong friend and great wine producer from Valpolicella. Franco is the Maestro, owner of Allegrini Estates. Vanni is a racing driver and car tester. A champion of the race. His story is a successful path, made of perseverance and ambition. The same ones that he transferred to this new wine project. In 2015 Vanni starts with the "Vantorosso" farm. A boutique operation in the heart of Valpolicella Classica, located in Valgatara, Marano di Valpolicella. He redeveloped the land, planted the vineyards and in the meantime took over others. The structure of the winery dates back to XVI century.
Our vineyards (7 hectares) are located only in the hillside area of Valpolicella Classica; Fumane, Marano old vines, San Pietro and Negrar, new vines, from 350 to 450 s.l.m. They're between 5 and 25 years old.
You will find the typical territorial vines, such as Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella. Vanni's mission is to give a new breath to his father lands.
The Veneto region, located in the northeastern corner of Italy, is slightly smaller than Italy's other main wine-producing regions, (Puglia, Tuscany, Piedmont and Lombardy), but the region generates more wine than any of them. The vine has been present in this territory for more than 2,000 years, but it was during the Middle Ages that the commercial power of Venice introduced Veneto wines to other countries. It was during this period that the wines of Treviso, Vicenza and, of course, those of the Valpolicella, came into their own. One of the reasons Veneto has been so successful is due to the region's native vines, such as Garganega, Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. The territory and climatic diversity, with areas mostly characterized by alluvial and volcanic soils, and hilly or flat areas, which allow for the production of many different wine styles, are also significant contributors to the region's renown. Wines can range from light and drinkable to full-bodied and intense. Source: winetraveler.com
Ratings & Reviews
A blend of 50% Corvina, 45% Corvinone and 5% Rondinella, this is aged in stainless steel. Bright, medium-intense ruby red; aromas of tart cherry, red plum and a hint of black pepper. Medium-full, this offers good depth of ripe black cherry fruit on the palate, backed by medium-weight tannins, very good acidity and good persistence. I like the richness and the complexity of this wine � enjoy over the next 3-5 years.
Vinified entirely in stainless-steel tanks, this deeply colored red shows flavors of black plum and cherry laced with notes of tar, smoke and savory herbs. Pair it with something off the grill.
A blend of 50% Corvina, 45% Corvinone and 5% Rondinella and matured in barriques for 15 months. Intense ruby red; aromas of black cherry, tobacco seed and clove. Medium-full and ripe, this has a distinct chocolate raisin character that will appeal to some; there is good persistence and acidity, while the tannins are nicely balanced. Better in 2-3 years, pair now with game or most red meats; peak in 5-8 years.
Rosso Veronese 'Vanni'
A blend of 40% Corvina, 60% Corvinone; the wine has undergone appassimento. Bright ruby red; aromas of black cherry, cigar and hints of bitter chocolate and forest floor. Medium-full, this is big and ripe, with evident wood notes, medium-weight tannins and balanced acidity. Some will like this wine for its rich, ripe quality, but it lacks direction and finesse. Peak in 5-7 years. Very Good