Vallena’s vineyards are located in Valpolicella, but in a very peculiar position: they are the first vineyards on the hills north of Verona, the closest to the city.
The grape varieties comply with the product specifications of the wines. A majority of Corvina, followed by Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara.
Nowadays, Vallena produces all the typical wines of the area:
Valpolicella, Ripasso and Amarone. The latter is vinified in two versions: Amarone and Amarone Il Costolo.
Costolo represents a particular cru for Vallena. As in the case of Vallena, the toponym Costolo is not mentioned on the maps, although all the inhabitants of the area refer to the vineyard with this very name. It is a vineyard of about 1ha, the oldest of the company, located in the center of the property in a collapsed sinkhole. The vines are planted on a flourishing rock soil and are southwesterly exposed.
These characteristics have led us to select the best grapes of this cru in order to produce a unique Amarone which takes its name from the homonymous vineyard: Amarone Il Costolo.
All the vineyards in Vallena, with the exception of the oldest vines planted with pergola training system, are trained using guyot and equipped with drip irrigation.