Tenuta Corte Giacobbe
Tenuta Corte Giacobbe’s story began with the charismatic Augusto Dal Cero, who purchased his first three hectares in 1934. His sons Giuseppe and Dario took over the winery after their father passed away and they quickly showed they were up to the challenge by growing the winery to the 40 hectares it is now. Dario’s children have followed in their father’s footsteps and currently run the winery. Davide is the enologist, managing the vineyard and cantina, Francesca is in charge of marketing and exports and Nico is the sales manager for Italy. Their great respect for local traditions, which started with Augusto, is paralleled by a commitment to crafting wines that are the perfect expression of the local terroir. Their wines also reflect three generations of incomparable dedication and flawless expertise. The vineyards are located just a few kilometers away from the town of Soave, high on the slopes of the Lessini Mountains. Vineyards are planted on hillsides, giving the vines excellent exposure to sunlight, allowing the grapes to perfectly ripen. Excellent day/night temperature swings further contribute to the wines’ structure. There are two extinct volcanoes on the estate, Calvarina and Crocetta. The extraordinary Runcata vineyard is located right on the ridge that divides these two volcanoes and is actually on top of an ancient stratovolcano, which enriches the black and gray tuff soil with minerals and nutritive elements that lend complexity and fragrance to their wines. The winery and cellar are located in Roncà and have been recently renovated with the most up-to-date technologies, further confirming their unyielding commitment to producing quality products.