Rudi & Laura Roncari
Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, Sangiovese
Agricola Montenigo is located just a few miles from Verona in the heart of the Valpolicella DOC. After many years of selling grapes to a local cooperative and dissappointingly seeing them made into industrial wine, the Roncari family built a cellar on their farm and began vinifying in house. Nowadays Montenigo is threading the needle of classical style Valpolicella vinified naturally. Rudi, Laura and thier son Giovanni tend to the vineayards and cellar work together. The estate is speard over 30 hectares, with 9 planted to grapes, 4 planted to olives, and all of the farming is Certified Organic. A rarity in the Veneto, the Roncari's use minimal sulfur in the cellar and focus on gentle extraction leading to a fresher style of Valpolicella and Amarone.