Feeling the Passion of the Accordini Wine Estate
A Little History of a Big Family
Gaetano Accordini and his wife Giuseppina Bertani, bought five acres of land in Negrar in Ca Bessole, a community in the province of Verona, Italy in the early years of the twentieth century. His son Stefano, produced Valpolicella wine for the local market and ran this business until 1970.
Tiziano was born in 1959 and then came Daniele in 1962 but by then the grapes were not of the best quality which made it difficult to produce high standard wines. Driven and determined this did not stop the Accordini family as their passion made it possible to continue forward.
Daniele studied Oenology sciences to ensure that their business would run into the future, replacing old technology with new by adding new installations into the vineyards as well as replacing the old barrels in the cellar with a modernised procedure for the production of their wines.
Their first bottle of Amarone Acinatico was produced in 1980 with the grapes from the Negrar vineyards and as it became more successful, the Accordini family had to buy some more land which they purchased in 1999, taking on another 10 acres in the hills of Fumane, a small community also in Verona, in the wine region Veneto.
Valpolicella Mountains was the inspiration for the production of their wines as they believed that the mountains majestic characteristics would produce excellent wine and so they began working on the soil and the choice of rootstock.
As they fell in love with the mountains the family decided to build a winery in 2008 where the fourth generation could work and continue on with the family passion.
It did not stop there as they bought yet another 5 acres to expand their dream alongside four generations of Accordini’s.
Accordini Wine Estate today
Today they own an estate that extends to 4 hectares of land in Negrar the heart of Valpolicella.
The Southern – East exposure and the soil makes way for good grapes which can produce excellent wine as it is well balanced with fantastic components to make up what they sell today.
The estate has a choice of three different grapes giving variety to the consumer with the Corvine, Rondinelle and Corvinone, grafted by Stefano as he uses only the highest quality grapes guaranteeing a good production every year.
Another 6 acres is being planted and the family continue to grow the estate and for generations to build on and on so that their legacy will as well as their passion continue on into the next century.
Ripasso techniques and new technology
Although they have the new technology and the business has expanded immensely throughout the years, the Accordini Estate still uses some of their old methods and traditional techniques called Ripasso, to produce the best quality wines which can be tried and tested in their highest quality wine, Valpolicella Classico Superiore.
The production of this fine Italian wine is not made in a big winery but an intimately quaint one where it is equipped with stainless steel and up to date technology as well as the tradition refining in wooden barrels.
Wines from Stefano Accordini
Acinatico Recioto della Valpolicella Classico – Accordini Stefano€25.20 Find merchant
Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Acinatico – Accordini Stefano€37.20 Find merchant
Valpolicella Ripasso Acinatico – Accordini Stefano€19.90 Find merchant
Amarone Classico Vigneto il Fornetto – Accordini Stefano€79.30 Find merchant
Tempus Rosso del Veneto – Accordini Stefano€12.00 Find merchant
Paxxo Rosso del Veneto – Accordini Stefano€23.30 Find merchant
A Taste of What to Expect
Accordini produce six signature wines which include;
- Valpolicella Classico is a bright Ruby red wine produced from two different grapes with medium bodied and light alcohol content with a hint of cherry in the taste and this wine has been aged in the stainless steel tanks.
- Ripasso Accinatico is produced in the traditional way with a fermentation process and the Oak barrels for 12 months and then another six months in the bottle. Ripasso Accinatico has a hint of mature fruits, spices and tobacco.
- Paxo Appassimento is the combination of oenological and viticultural production with a blend of various grapes left out to dry in ventilated lofts where after it is put into the oak barrels for twelve months and then bottled for another six months.
- Accinatico Amarone is a deep Garnet red velvet wine with an aroma of dried fruit. The selection of grapes of from both the Cavalo and Bessole vineyards, they are picked in the last week of September and left to whither in the lofts for 120 days.
- Amarone IL Fornetto is taken from the original vineyard or the historical one and it has a limited production. This wine has a hint of vanilla; it is garnet red and has been called powerful but elegant.
- Recioto Della Valpolicella is considered to be one of the best from the collection as it is inspired by the ancient recipe. The natural fermentation process is stopped to allow the wine to get more sugar. It has a deep red colour and a hint of fruit and perfume from the purple flower.
Visit the Accordini Wine Estate
If you are as passionate as the Accordini familia then a trip to the vineyards would be the most amazing experience as you can go up to the Valpolicella Mountains to not only taste the wines but have an escorted tour of the production so that you can understand the process and the history of it all. Your tour does not end with a tipsy taste as you can relax and enjoy a four course meal alongside your favourite wines.
There are three different tours to choose from and to book you can go onto their site to make a booking and see the generations at work perhaps inspiring you to follow your passion.
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