The Azienda Agricola Ca’la Bionda is situated in the commune of Marano di Valpolicella, in the heart of the historically “classic” zone of the Valpolicella. The winery, recently renovated and restructured, was founded in 1902 by Pietro Castellani who was both a passionate and dedicated grape grower and winemaker.
The Castellani family, currently in its fourth generation, continues with the same commitment and passion the work began by Pietro more than one hundred years ago. All phases of the wine-making process, cultivation of the highest quality grapes, grape harvest, vinification, aging and marketing are carried out directly by the family. Particular attention and care are given to the delicate process of grape drying or “appassimento” that is essential for the making of Recioto and Amarone, the region’s greatest and most noble wines.
Aged for 8 years in a new 3000 litre oak vat, this wine is made in very limited quantity and has only been made in the 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2012 vintages. Rich and complex, it is a striking wine for its elegance and finesse, qualities that only exceptional Amarone is able to express.