A highly prized wine produced using the best grapes from the hills of the classic Valpolicella DOC region. After prolonged air-drying of the grapes and then fermentation, the wine is aged gradually, first in oak casks then in smaller oak barrels or barriques, in underground cellars.
All of the vineyards are to be found in the classic Valpolicella DOC region to the north west of Verona. The average age of the vines is 20 years and up to 35 years amongst some of the Corvina vines. The land is hilly and ancient in form with a thin stony soil.