The Cooperative (Genossenschfts-Kellerei) with its attached wine cellar is located in the Cembra-Lisignano district (province of Trento) in the Italian region of Trentino-South Tyrol at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level. It was founded in 1952 on the initiative of a few winegrowers and today has more than 400 members who cultivate 300 hectares of vineyards. The company is certified according to the international quality standard IFS for food, products and service. Since 2003 it has been part of the "La-Vis" group. The president is Pietro Patton, the managing director is Massimo Benetello and the oenologist is Ezio Dallagiacoma.
The steeply terraced vineyards with over 40% slope reach up to 900 metres above sea level, making them among the highest in Trentino. The name derives from their location in the Val di Cembra, on whose rocky ground of porphyry rock, wines with strong mineral and spicy notes can be produced. The red wine varieties Pinot Nero(Pinot Noir) and Schiava Grossa, and the white wine varieties Riesling Renano(Riesling), Pinot Bianco(Pinot Blanc), Pinot Grigio(Pinot Gris), Sauvignon(Sauvignon Blanc), Müller-Thurgau and Chardonnay are cultivated and processed. The cultivation is carried out according to the rules of integrated production.
In the wine cellar there are huge pictures of the vineyards on all walls. The must is extracted with Marmonier presses, as used in Champagne, which are particularly suitable for soft pressing. The product range includes various still wines and bottle-fermented sparkling wines DOC Trentino. Premium wines of the house are the white wines "Vigna delle Forche" (Müller-Thurgau, fermentation and maturation 10 months in stainless steel and 5 months in bottle) and "Vigna Cancor" (Riesling, fermentation and maturation 10 months in stainless steel and 7 months in bottle), as well as the red wine "Vigna Saosent" (Pinot Nero, 12 to 18 months in tonneau and barrique and 6 months in bottle). About 300,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.
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