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  • The excellence of Corteforte Amarone awarded in Canada

    The excellence of Corteforte Amarone awarded in Canada

    Our Amarone Amarone XXX anni in due secoli (30 years in two centuries) 2013 and Riserva 2011 obtained the gold medal in the competition Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada, one of the most esteemed international wine competitions in the world and the largest in North America. The 2020 edition was held under the patronage of the OIV (International Organization of Vine and Wine) and of VINOFED (World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits competitions). The 27th edition of the competition has been held with great success in Quebec City from November 18 to 22, 2020 in accordance with the health protocol imposed by government authorities. More than 2,160 registered wines from 33 countries took part in this 2020 edition. This represents an increase of 38% and an exceptional international representation. This impressive increase in the participation of winemakers demonstrates the desire to gain recognition in the Quebec and Canadian markets, as the country is the 7th largest wine importer in the world by volume, a volume that keeps on increasing. Among the trends worth mentioning for this edition, we note that 55% of the participating products are red wines. Also, 22% of the wines presented can be categorized as coming from sustainable

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  • FARMHOUSE WINTER CLOSURE – OPEN CELLAR

    FARMHOUSE WINTER CLOSURE – OPEN CELLAR

    Corteforte farmhouse will close for the winter season, from  November to March. Our staff is still available for bookings for the new year. The cellar, on the other hand, is open at the usual times: 9:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 18:00

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  • 5StarWines – Vinitaly 2020 International Competition

    5StarWines – Vinitaly 2020 International Competition

    Corteforte has achieved  3 5StarWines awards in the Vinitaly 2020 international competition, with the following scores:
    •Amarone Classico Riserva 2011 - 96 points (the Amarone that obtained the highest score)
    •Amarone Classico Voxius 201493 points
    •Amarone Classico Terre di San Zeno 2013 - 91 points
    5StarWines - the Book 2021 is the annual selection of wines organized by Vinitaly. The best wines are selected by an international jury composed of Masters of Wine, Masters of Sommelier, WSET graduates, VIA Experts and Ambassadors. In this edition more than 2000 sampless from all over the world took part in the selection and only those recognized by 5StarWines are included in the 5StarWines - The Book 2021 Guide.

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  • Bibenda 5 Grapes 2020

    Bibenda 5 Grapes 2020

    Our Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneti di Osan 2012 received the prestigious 5 Bibenda 2020 grapes, yet another recognition of the excellence of Corteforte production. Bibenda is the project of the Italian Sommelier Foundation which awards the best Italian wines in 2019 on a sample of 27,000 tastings. The evaluation method adopted provides that the recognition of the 5 Bibenda grapes corresponds to a score equal to or greater than 91 out of 100. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="12" gal_title="BIBENDA"]  

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  • Alexander Hofer visit

    Alexander Hofer visit

    On 5 August, Dr. Alexander Hofer, a renown manager in the field of oenology, wine expert and author of the text "Wines of Italy" visited us. At the moment Alexander is preparing two books on Valpolicella and in particular on local wines, mainly intended for the Chinese market. We took him to visit our vineyards and the cellar, told our story and tasted our wines we are so proud of. We are happy with his words and appreciation and wish him great success with the books. Best_Wordpress_Gallery id = "8" gal_title = "Alexander Hofer Visit"

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  • Valpolicella Classico Ripasso DOP “Podere Bertarole” BIO

    Valpolicella Classico Ripasso DOP “Podere Bertarole” BIO

    Our first Valpolicella Classico Ripasso DOP "Podere Bertarole" BIO is available. It arises from the increasing demand of consumers for organic certified agricultural products and maintains the very high quality that has always distinguished Corteforte production. We adopt the "Reduce, Retrench, Respect (RRR)" certification protocol, wanted by the Consortium for the Protection of Valpolicella to protect the environment, which provides for the adoption of innovative techniques in the vineyard but also social sustainability and landscape protection. The goal is to rationalize agronomic techniques, in particular as regards fertilization, the use of water and the defense against diseases in order to respect the environment as much as possible. The protocol aims to reduce chemical interventions to treat only when it is really needed. You can buy it now from our e-store. Best_Wordpress_Gallery id = "9" gal_title = "Valpolicella Ripasso BIO"

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  • Tim McLaughlin-Green visit

    Tim McLaughlin-Green visit

    On 7 October our United Kingdom importer, Mr Tim McLaughlin-Green owner of Sommelier's Choice, visited us. Tim visited the farmhouse, the vineyards, the orchard where the grapes are drying after the harvest and our cellar. Before he left us to spend a few days in Venice, we had dinner together at the Enoteca della Valpolicella. In the photo, from left to right: Avv. Giuseppe Cerutti, Avv. Carlo Maria Cerutti, Mr Tim McLaughlin-Green and Mrs Lynn Jaffa

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  • 5StarWines – our Amarone’s certificates

    5StarWines – our Amarone’s certificates

    5StarWines - The Book 2021 in its print version is out and Vinitaly sent us the certificates of our winning Amarone wines. We are really proud of the awards, which see our Reserve 2011, 4th overall wine and Amarone with the best score, 96 points, and the only winery with three awarded Amaroni. Here are the impressions of the jury, (published in the guide in English): Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva 2011 - 96 points Deep dark ruby ​​color. Intense nose of tobacco, dried herbs, sweet dried fruits, and black chocolate. The soft palate shows licorice and complex leathery notes. Velvety tannins and very long finish. Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Voxius 2014 - 93 points A wine with a complex nose which combines sweet fresh black and red fruit, marmalade and sweet spices, notes of leather, earth, chocolate and tobacco. Powerful structure with plenty of acidity, good balance with supple tannins. A mouthwatering red. Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Terre di San Zeno 2013 - 91 points Very typical and faithful to the Valpolicella terroir and its varieties. Morello cherry and a touch of jammy forest fruits combine with a gentle yet distinctive pepperiness that drives the palate. Ripe tannin, succulent fruit and vibrant acidity

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  • Corteforte’s harvest 2020

    Corteforte’s harvest 2020

    The 2020 harvest is over and the best bunches of our native varieties, Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta and Molinara have been manually selected and placed in crates for drying at the "R. Ferrarini" drying rooms in Fumane. Thanks to the favorable weather conditions, which lasted until the end of September with high temperatures, the quality of the grapes appears good and since the hilly portion of Valpolicella Classica was not affected by the hail of 23 August nor by the storms of 28 and 31 August, there are prerequisites for high quality wines, ideal for a long aging. Our Osan and Bertarole vineyards are hilly, the ideal area for growing Veronese pergola and obtaining superior quality fruits, necessary for the production of our Amaroni, Ripasso and Recioto. It is possible that the vintage is favorable to the production of Amaroni Riserva in Limited Edition but the many passages and the times of fermentation and aging (several years) move forward a decision of the oenologist in this sense, even if we hope strongly . For example, the conditions for making Corteforte Dea Lualda amarone occurred only for the harvests of 2006 and 2013! While waiting for the new wines, we are always ready to welcome

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  • Annuario dei Migliori Vini d’Italia 2021 – Luca Maroni

    Annuario dei Migliori Vini d’Italia 2021 – Luca Maroni

    We are truly honoured by the scores attributed to our Amaroni and our Valpolicella Ripasso Podere Bertarole by Luca Maroni in the 2021 edition, fresh off the press, of his Yearbook of the Best Wines of Italy. His "final comment" on Corteforte fills us with pride (English translation doesn't compare with the poetry of his Italian original): "The Amarone developed by Corteforte are splendid. True prodigies of the grape nature, technically transformed with great clarity into such majestic wines. Valpolicella Ripasso Podere Bertarole 2018 is also balsamic, with Amarone Vigneti di Osan 2012 which reveals persistence of spiced currant of endless ardor. Summarizing concentration that makes the vanilla cassis of Terre di San Zeno 2013 Amarone Classico a fruit licor with essential aroma power. The best is Amarone Dea Lualda 2013: not only amazing in concentration, but soft and with a still vivid fruit in its clear spicy mantle of aroma. Compliments".

    [Splendidi gli Amarone sviluppati da Corteforte. Veri prodigi della natura dell'uva, tecnicamente trasformati con gran nitore in sì maestosi vini. Balsamico anche il Valpolicella Ripasso Podere Bertarole 2018, con l'Amarone Vigneti di Osan 2012 che rivela persistenza di ribes speziato d'interminabile ardore. Concentrazione somma che rende

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  • Falstaff – 2020 Awards

    Falstaff – 2020 Awards

    Falstaff,  the prestigious Lifestyle and Luxury magazine leader in both print and digital in the German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) has recently evaluated and rewarded several Corteforte wines: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOP Riserva 2011 - 93 Points Dea Lualda 2013 - 92 Points Vigneti di Osan  2012 - 91 Points Terre di San Zeno 2014 - 90 Points Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOPAmandorlato 2016 - 91 Points Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOP Podere Bertarole 2018 - 89 Points Best_Wordpress_Gallery id = "24" gal_title = "Falstaff 2020"

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  • DoctorWine rewards Corteforte’s Amarone Riserva with 96/100

    DoctorWine rewards Corteforte’s Amarone Riserva with 96/100

    Our Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2011 has been awarded the Faccino DoctorWine with a score of 96/100 confirming the excellence of our wines. Daniele Cernilli is the creator and editor of the DoctorWine Essential Guide to Italian Wines, now in its seventh edition, marked 2021. The guide reports tCorteforte's  production of high quality wines from the Valpolicella Classica area. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="15" gal_title="DOCTORWINE"]

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  • Corteforte at LIECHTI WEINE’s Autumn wine tasting

    Corteforte at LIECHTI WEINE’s Autumn wine tasting

    LIECHTI WEINE, our importer in Basel, Switzerland, organizes an important tasting for its customers where we will be present to illustrate and let customers taste Corteforte's wines. The event will take place from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th September in the Gare du Nord at the Badischer Bahnhof, Basel.

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  • Corteforte at the Tenth edition of the Wine Market of Independent Winegrowers – Piacenza 28-30 Nov. 2020

    Corteforte at the Tenth edition of the Wine Market of Independent Winegrowers – Piacenza 28-30 Nov. 2020

    Corteforte will be present at the tenth edition of the Independent Winegrowers' Wine Market scheduled from 28 to 30 November 2020 at Piacenza Expo. An edition in which the exhibition space will be wider, in compliance with the rules of social distancing, extended opening hours, with limited and monitored admissions. The winemakers belonging to the FIVI are the representatives of a viticulture that wants to be the guardian of the territory and follow the entire production chain from the cultivation of the vineyards to the production and sale of wine. Opening times: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November, from 11.00 to 20.00, and Monday 30 from 10.00 to 18.00.

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  • Auguri di buon Natale 2019

    Auguri di buon Natale 2019
  • Chiusura invernale agriturismo

    Chiusura invernale agriturismo

    L’agriturismo Corteforte chiuderà per la stagione invernale dal 15 Novembre 2019 al 15 Marzo 2020. Il nostro staff rimane comunque a disposizione per le prenotazioni per il nuovo anno.

    La cantina è invece aperta con i consueti orari: 9:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 18:00.

    Lo staff di Corteforte

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  • CHRISTMAS 2016

    CHRISTMAS 2016
  • AIS 2017

    AIS 2017

    Online on: http://demovinetia.aisveneto.it/it/azienda/corteforte/ 3 ROSONI for our 3 AMARONE!!! Not bad ;) rosoniais

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  • GILBERT & GAILLARD AWARDS

    GILBERT & GAILLARD AWARDS
  • Verona Wine Top 2016 – Award for Amarone “Riserva” 2008

    Verona Wine Top 2016 – Award for Amarone “Riserva” 2008
  • IGT ROSSO VERONESE “RUBRO”

    IGT ROSSO VERONESE “RUBRO”
  • INTERNATIONAL WINE CONTEST CITTA’ DEL VINO 2016

    INTERNATIONAL WINE CONTEST CITTA’ DEL VINO 2016

    Dear Friends of Corteforte, We’re pleased to inform you the recently recognitions gain at the INTERNATIONAL CONTEST “CITTA’ DEL VINO” 2016 for ours wines: Amarone “RISERVA 2008” awarded with the Big Gold Medal with 93 points and the Amarone “Terre di San Zeno 2009” awarded with the Gold Medal with 89,5 points.

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  • “5 STAR WINES” – VINITALY 2016

    “5 STAR WINES” – VINITALY 2016

    We are pleased to announce the award for our "Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneti di Osan 2009" at the International Competition organized by Vinitaly 5 Star Wines!!!

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  • VINITALY 2016

    VINITALY 2016

    Dear Friends of Corteforte, We are pleased to tell you that also this year we'll take part to the Fair Vinitaly from April the 10th to April the 13th! You could find us at the Pavillon 5 - Stand E4. We look forward to see you!

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  • Seminario Permanente Luigi Veronelli 2015

    Seminario Permanente Luigi Veronelli 2015
  • AIS WINETASTING – VINETIA GUIDE 2016

    AIS WINETASTING – VINETIA GUIDE 2016

    WITH 4 "ROSONI" OUR AMARONE "VIGNETI DI OSAN" HAS BEEN AWARDED WITH A SCORE FROM 91 TO 100 POINTS! YOU CAN FIND OUR WINES ON THE NEW ON-LINE GUIDE "VINETIA": GUIDE OF VENETO'S WINES. http://vinetia.aisveneto.it/it/azienda/corteforte/#.Vkcy4EtWEsw

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  • Merum award for our Amarone Vigneti di Osan 2004

    Merum award for our Amarone Vigneti di Osan 2004

    Great satisfaction to see rewarded our Amarone Vigneti di Osan 2004 by Merum, the magazine of the Swiss journalist Andreas Maerz. You can order copies of the magazine on the site of Merum and you will find the stand of the magazine at Prowein in Duesseldorf and at Vinitaly in Verona.

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  • Le Prix d’Excellence for Amarone Vigneti di Osan 2005

    Le Prix d’Excellence for Amarone Vigneti di Osan 2005

    The Fédération Culturelle des Vins de France has awarded, with a blind tasting organized with the 800 members of the Federation, the prize of excellence to our Amarone della Valpolicella “Vigneti di Osan” 2005. The award is extremely prestigious because the French Federation annually organizes the most prestigious wine tasting which includes wines from France, Spain and Italy. The commission is made up of professional sommeliers, chefs and winemakers. Founded in May 1998 by Marc Deyber and Nicolas Jeangeorge, both driven by a passion for wine, the Federation of Cultural Wines of France now includes tasting clubs of the all France and headquartered in Alsace. In February 2007 has been acquired Restaurant La Closerie in Illzach in which the FCVF is located. For info: www.fcvf.com

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  • Super Three Stars Veronelli for our Amarone Corteforte

    Super Three Stars Veronelli for our Amarone Corteforte

    We are pleased to announce that our Amarone della Valpolicella Vigneti di Osan 2006 was awarded with the Super Three Stars from Gold Guide Veronelli 2015. Super Tre Stelle 2015 were assigned exclusively to the wines that were already at the top in the previous editions and have achieved a rating equal to or greater than 93 cents in the tasting guided by Gigi Brozzoni and Daniel Thomases, curators of the prestigious and historical guide. This is an award given to the best wines of Italy and a reference point for professionals and enthusiasts looking for excellent wines. The Gold Guide I Veronelli 2015 will be available in bookstores throughout Italy, distributed by RCS, from the 22nd of October 2014. Info: Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2015 Seminario Permanente Luigi Veronelli viale delle Mura 1 - 24129 Bergamo - Italia Tel +39 035-249961 Fax +39 035-239393

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  • Amarone and Concentus, the new vintages

    Amarone and Concentus, the new vintages

    Here we are with the new wines, we have just bottled last week and the fresh temperature in Valpolicella did surely help us! We bottled Concentus IGT Rosso Veronese (please note that the name changed and this red wine will not be anymore called Rosso delle Venezie). After an aging period of 10 months in French oak barrels, the wine expresses elegance and finesse. Velvety and round, it is very well balanced, between the fruitness and acidity of Corvina grape and the power and complexity of Sangiovese. Surely ageworthy. We bottled also Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Terre di San Zeno 2008. After 24 months of small oak French barrels and some months in steel tanks. 2008 vintage is absolutely great. The summer was regular without being too hot and the Autumn even better: dry, warm and sunny. The following drying period was correct. We started pressing a bit before than usual, on the 22nd of December. It exhibits the traditional Amarone character and flavor profile: rich, ample and complex, but versatile and very drinkable! It will be ready for November 2014. In the meantime, enjoy Summer!

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  • Golden Medal for Amarone Corteforte at Verona Wine Top 2014

    Golden Medal for Amarone Corteforte at Verona Wine Top 2014

    Friday, 13th of June 2014

    Corteforte is one of the protagonist of the oenological competition “Verona Wine Top” organized every year by Camera di Commercio of Verona: Amarone della Valpolicella DOC Classico Terre di San Zeno 2007 and Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneti di Osan 2006 are awarded with the Golden Medal of the 11th edition of the prestigous competition of Verona. The results were communicated on the 5th of June and the prizegiving will be held at Villa Arvedi in Grezzana, on Wednesday the 25th of June at 17,30. The competition, which is representative of the entire wine production of the scaligero territory, is dedicated only to DOCG and DOC wines of Verona and reward the best wines of the territory. The Province of Verona is the first in quality and number of denomination: 11 between DOCG and DOC. The competition has the patronage of the Ministry of Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali, of the Veneto Region, Verona Municipality, Verona Province, Verona Fiere and has the finality of promotion the wine excellence, to communicate outside of the Region and Nation. The two days of tasting ended up with the selection made by the Italian Association of Winemaker, Assoenologi. Every year the

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  • Vinitaly 2014

    Vinitaly 2014

    Corteforte at Vinitaly from 6 to 9 April 2014. Padiglione 5 stand E4.

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  • Valpolicella Classico Superiore Review

    Valpolicella Classico Superiore Review

    Is produced, such as Amarone, with Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and old vines autochthonous of the area (Dindarella, Oseleta Pelara etc..). The grapes, choices in double differentiated collection in order to allow the best maturation, are immediately crushed and destemmed. Fermentation, carried in containers of limited capacity, is conducted until the of sugars with frequent pumping, to get the best extraction of aromas and flavors of the fruit without interfering with the pressing push. In April of the following year is fermented on the skins of-Recioto Amarone, acquiring further scents, colors and body. This operation, which is typical of Valpolicella is named for its "revision". The high natural alcohol content, which allows him to use the title "Top" is enhanced by aging in large casks used for 6-8 months before of refinement for a further 6 months in bottle

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