Marinella Carmerani owns Adalia as well as Corte Sant’Alda. This is more entry-level Valpolicella, with beautifully pure, balanced flavours. The key difference is that at Adalia the vines are grown on pergolas, yields are a little higher, and it’s not organic. Nevertheless, this five-hectare estate takes its name from Adalia bipunctata – not the winemaker but a ladybird, a helper in the vineyards in the fight against aphids. The vines are grown on a southeast-facing chalky hillside in the Val di Mezzane: not part of the Classico area, but a region full of innovation and experimentation. The Valpolicella is light and supple, a perfect summer red; Ripasso Superiore is restrained, with a hint of Amarone skins on the finish; and the Amarone is made with a delicate touch. The Recioto is pure cherries in syrup, bittersweet and light (for a Recioto!). 









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The Wines

Valpolicella 'Laute'                            

Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore                         

Amarone della Valpolicella                               

Recioto della Valpolicella