Wines of Valpolicella Classica

Nepos Villae grape bunch illustration

Among Villa di Negrar’s vineyards are produced high quality classic Valpolicella wines. Nepos Villae’s production is divided into four products: the Amarone della Valpolicella Classico d.o.c.g. “Campo di Villa,” the Valpolicella Classico Superiore d.o.c. “Contrà del Tono” and the Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore d.o.c. “Strada Campiona,” and the Recioto della Valpolicella d.o.c.g. “La Tesa.”

he beating heart of our tradition, “Campo di Villa” Amarone, is our distinctive cru, originating from the majestic vineyard located among the marls of the ancient district of Villa. This ancient vineyard dominates the Negrar Valley, serving as a treasure chest of values and affections that represent the excellence of our family history. Here the historical resurgent ideal of founder Giovan Battista Quintarelli is fused with the young innovative passion of his great-grandson Francesco, embodying a contemporaneity that harmoniously blends with the history and tradition of these centuries-old walls. “Campo di Villa” is a testament to historic Valpolicella that transcends its borders.

A heartfelt dedication to the thousand-year-old Strada Campiona, traced by the ancient Romans, which has always connected the Quintarelli Ruffo villa to the family properties for centuries. This road served as a link between the Negrar and Valpantena valleys, a human furrow never forgotten. Redolent in ancient maps, especially the one dated 1746, the Strada Campiona emerges as a symbol of a path through the centuries and into the future, symbolizing the timeless link between vineyards, wine and authentic Valpolicella.
A fascinating journey into the past through Contrà del Tono, now just a memory in the picturesque landscape of Valpolicella Classica. Formerly located along the road that climbed from Villa to Quena, this district is still plotted on the splendid family map of 1746, forming an indelible seal in the heart of the region.
“La Tesa” is the authentic expression of the ancient wine of Valpolicella, Recioto. This ruby-red, sweet and spicy nectar has always graced the tables of winemakers and noble salons. Its name comes from the word “recia,” Veronese dialect for “ear,” as it refers to the uppermost lobes of the cluster that contain berries with higher concentrations of juice. Recioto has always been the luxury wine of Valpolicella, recognized by the people of the region and the people of Verona as an authentic expression of quality.

Recioto clusters are normally the most beautiful and the first to be harvested when they are perfectly ripe. Once the grapes have passed the drying period, they are pressed using the classic old-fashioned vertical pressure method. The pomace, still dripping, is taken to the distillery where it is stacked in piles and left to ferment slightly.
This is followed by discontinuous distillation in a copper still of the resulting liquid to extract as much of the scents and aromas as possible for tasting.

Amarone pomace is obtained after pressing.
Of withered clusters. The pomace, still intact, is taken to the distillery where it undergoes a controlled fermentation.
When the ideal fermentation value is reached, the following are passed
in a boiler and distilled with a copper still.