The long history of the Montresor family boasts illustrious ancestors, like the Count Claude de Montresor, the prime counsellor of Duke D’Orleans in France in 1600. At the beginning of 19th century a branch of the family moved to Italy in the Veneto region near the lake of Garda, an area renowned for its morain soils: here they found the proper environment where to continue and improve one of the main activities of the family: the viticulture.
In the panorama of Italian viticulture, Cantina Giacomo Montresor, considered one of the most ancient, encompassing over one hundred years of rich history, is a reference point for the Valpolicella wine tradition. Respecting its historical roots – four generations worth – means love of terroir and constant innovation.
There is a deep relationship here between the land and the farmer, as between the vine and its trellis. From generation to generation, the Montresors never stopped their dialogue with the territory with only one aim: to develop their heritage of hundred years of experience and at the same time being at forefront experimenting new technologies. Always with respect for tradition.
A long tradition is synonym of experience, knowledge and of a life spent in close contact with the vineyards. Being aware that from the same vine you can get different qualities of wines, even when the biological characteristics and the ripeness of the grapes are the same. The Montresor experience means also this: to be able to size even the smallest differences between the grapes.
In the cellars we continue the work of valorisation undertaken in the vineyards, with the purpose to operate as little as possibile without interfering with the natural process in the growing and without diverting the territorial integrity: in this phase of transformation, there is the synthesis of what our wine will be.
The drying phase precedes the pressing phase: the grapes placed in barns, slowly dehydrate and are enriched of all those flavours that make these wines so popular all over the world. The final phase consists in a slow aging in oak barrels which allows the wine the right refinement and the complete expression of its peculiarity: an indissoluble union meaning search for balance and style.