Tenuta Corte Giacobbe
The Dal Cero family’s story began when the very charismatic Augusto Dal Cero purchased his first three hectares in 1934, leaving the winery to his sons Dario and Giuseppe, when he passed away. The two brothers quickly proved they were up to task, growing the original winery and acquiring a second estate in Cortona, Tuscany to make beautiful terroir- and quality-driven wines with a Tuscan soul.
Today, the winery is run by Dario’s children, Francesca, marketing and export manager, Nico, domestic sales and vineyard manager, and Davide, enologist and cellar manager. While at the helm, the three siblings purchased a third estate in Valpolicella, diversifying the Dal Cero range even further. Each estate – Corte Giacobbe in Soave, Dal Cero in Valpolicella, and Tenuta Montecchiesi in Cortona, Tuscany – has its own line and personality. Their great respect for local traditions, which started with Augusto, is paralleled by their commitment to crafting wines that are the perfect expression of the respective terroir. Their wines also reflect three generations of incomparable dedication and flawless expertise.
The family currently cultivates 272 acres (110 hectares) on the three different estates.
These vineyards, particularly suited to Soave and Pinot Grigio wines, are located just a few kilometers away from the town of Soave in the eastern part of the appellation on the slopes of two extinct volcanos, Calvarina and Crocetta, part of the Lessini Mountains. Volcanic and tuffaceous soils, rich in micro-elements; excellent south and southwestern sun exposure; and diurnal temperature changes provide the grapes with the ability to ripen slowly and evenly, develop excellent structure and build a gorgeous aromatic profile with lots of zesty minerality. The Runcata Cru is located precisely on the ridge that divides these two volcanoes over an ancient stratovolcano, which enriches the black and gray tuff soil with minerals and nutritive elements that lend complexity and fragrance to the wines. The winery and cellar are located in Roncà and hold the most up-to-date technologies, further confirming their unyielding commitment to producing quality products.