(VERONA – TARANTO – BRINDISI) Tinazzi produces wines in two realities as different as they are strongly suited to wine production: Veneto and Puglia. The common denominator is the constant search for excellence, through the maximum enhancement of the potential of the territory.
Of great interest among the wines of Tinazzi are Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG La Bastìa, Rosso Verona IPG Salvego, Primitivo di Manduria Imperio LXXIV Feudo Croce and many others.
The history of Tinazzi wines
The Tinazzi company was founded in the hinterland of Lake Garda, in Cavaion Veronese, at the end of the 1960s thanks to Eugenio Tinazzi’s passion for viticulture, supported in the management of the company by his son Gian Andrea.
The two, endowed with great resourcefulness and foresight, over the years decide to expand their property in the Bardolino and Valpolicella area, where they begin to cultivate both local (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara, Trebbiano di Lugana, Garganega) and international vines. (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chadonnay).
In 2001, during a visit to Puglia, his son Gian Andrea Tinazzi has a great intuition and decides to buy the Feudo Croce farm, a splendid farmhouse surrounded by vineyards whose name evokes the Menhir La Croce, a megalithic monument of the area indicating a Important intersection of Greco-Roman roads.
Subsequently, the Tinazzi family also bought the San Giorgio Cellars, immersed in the Salento countryside a stone’s throw from Carosino, dedicated to the production of wines from traditional Apulian grapes: Negroamaro, Primitivo, Malvasia Nera and Malvasia Bianca.
The wines of Tinazzi are therefore born between two distinct realities, the Venetian one and the Apulian one, linked however by a common thread: the pursuit of excellence. To date, the company has 100 hectares of vineyards, with an annual production of around 3 million bottles produced in Veneto and 1 million in Puglia.
Terroir of the wines of Tinazzi
The choice of the Tinazzi company to displace its vineyards in two realities as different as Veneto and Puglia means that their vineyards immerse their roots in territories particularly suited to wine production.
The Venetian production of Tinazzi wines is concentrated around Lazise, on the eastern shores of Lake Garda, and in Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella, in the hilly hinterland. Here, the vineyards grow well exposed to the sun and at altitudes that oscillate around 300 meters, conditions that favor good temperature ranges and excellent ripening of the grapes, therefore able to give the wine great structure, complexity and aromatic finesse.
In Puglia, on the other hand, the vineyards are concentrated around the provinces of Taranto and Brindisi. The particular pedoclimatic conditions of the area, characterized by calcareous-clayey soils and Mediterranean climate mitigated by frequent sea breezes, contribute to the creation of wines of great depth, characterized by an unusual elegance and a balsamic tone that gives the sip great freshness and opulence .
Philosophy of Tinazzi wines
Tradition and innovation are two key elements of Tinazzi’s wine philosophy.
On the one hand, attention to territoriality and love for the land, with the cultivation of traditional grapes respecting the environment and the history of the places that surround them. On the other hand, a continuous search for excellence through the use in the cellar of cutting-edge equipment that allows to preserve the intrinsic qualities of the grapes in the wines of Tinazzi.
For several years Tinazzi has been collaborating with research institutions, universities and academic spin-offs, becoming a beacon for research and innovation. The Neurosciences project, aimed at supporting medical-scientific research on scarcely recognized functional neurological disorders, and the Lieviti and Terroir project, dedicated to the selection of indigenous yeasts from the proprietary vines to enhance the typicality of the Veneto and Apulian territory, are of particular importance.
Tinazzi’s mission is also to have a wide-ranging approach, organizing events, natural cooking courses and experiential paths capable of involving curious and passionate people.
Wines of Tinazzi
Tinazzi wines include a wide range of labels, awarded by international critics and ambassadors of Italian wine quality.
(VENETO) Among the most representative products of Tinazzi wines is the Ca’De’Rocchi line, wines with a soft and international cut. Of great interest are the Dugal wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the Valpolicella DOC Superiore Monterè Gold Label Special Edition, and in particular the Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG La Bastìa.
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Bastia is a wine of great intensity and elegance produced by the drying of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella grapes from the best vineyards. Ripe red fruit, sweet spices and licorice root merge in a dense and velvety sip, of excellent persistence.
The Tenuta Valleselle line, on the other hand, bets without compromise on the potential of the territory of Valpolicella and Verona. Of great interest are the Tinazzi wines of the Tenuta Valleselle line, the Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Aurem Acinum, the Bardolino DOP Classico Pieve San Vito and the Corvina IGP Ripa Magna, but also the white wine Pino Grigio delle Venezie Dop Arnasi.
The flagship of Tinazzi del Veneto red wines is Rosso Verona IPG Salvego, produced from late harvest of local and international grapes grown in full respect of the environment. A wine with a wide, rich and clean sip, a synthesis of pulp and balsamicity.
The Tinazzi family has also created a line dedicated to tradition called the Family Collection, a refined assortment of great style wines.
(PUGLIA) Among the Tinazzi wines produced by the Apulian vineyards of Feudo Croce there are the Aglianico Salento PGI, the Rossofreddo Rosso Salento PGI, obtained by cold carbonic maceration of Malvasia Nera, Negroamaro and Sangiovese grapes and the very fresh Amarorèz Negoramaro Rosato Salento PGI.
In the Tenuta di Feudo Croce is also produced the emblazoned Primitivo di Manduria DOP Imperio LXXIV, a material and opulent wine of rare complexity, produced from the best grapes and included for two years in a row in the Top 100 of Wine Spectator.
The Apulian line of Tinazzi wines also includes San Giorgio wines, dedicated to innovation and the pursuit of excellence. The wines produced in San Giorgio are in fact characterized by fragrant and seductive bouquets and harmonious and well-balanced palates. The Negroamaro Salentino PGI Lattanzio, the Tiranno, Malvasia Nera in purity Salento PGI and Plutarco, Malvasia Bianca Puglia PGI stand out.
Tinazzi red wine recognized as the diamond tip of Apulian wine production is Torreserro Rosso Puglia PGI Passito, a dense and sumptuous passito wine produced from Primitivo, Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera grapes left to wither in the vineyard, gently pressed and aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.
Tinazzi’s wines are all characterized by great elegance and character, eloquent narrators of the expressive potential of different vines and territories.