“Stefano Menti produces wines made up with Garganega grapes expressing the volcanic soil with depth and character.”
The soils in Veneto are rocky and majorly made up of alluvial soils. The region enjoys a protection from the harsh northern European climate by its location at the foothills of the Alps. The Adriatic coastal plains and river valleys are where Valpolicella, Amarone and Bardolino reds are produced. The soils are rocky, stony, pebbly and composed with alluvial based on chalk or volcanic origins, providing ideal conditions for growing the local grapes.
A Passionate Lineage
Menti is a small family business set up at the end of the nineteenth century on the volcanic hills of Gambellara. Stefano Menti took over the estate in 2002 and was immediately interested in conversion of all vineyards in biodynamic agriculture. He also decided in 2012 to voluntarily leave the DOC and declassify his wines to “Vino Bianco” as he felt the imposed regulations were made mainly to support the industrial mass production of many local co-ops, leaving no space to quality driven artisan producers like him. Currently, the world demand increases continuously, showing he took the right decisions.