HISTORY AND COMPANY
The historical Valpolicella or, better, Classical, extends to the north-west of Verona like an open hand, whose five fingers form four distinct valleys. In the valleys the warm breezes coming from Lake Garda, which meet the fresh air of the Lessini (mountain range that precedes the Alps and protects the valley to the north), are inserted, creating splendid microclimates for the cultivation of the vine, cherry and olive. Between the autumn and the winter this mild climate also favors the drying that in the fruit-growing areas must proceed in a gradual and continuous way to give a Recioto and an Amarone "of cloth". The small valleys are in turn dominated by the most important municipalities. Starting from the east we have Negrar, the municipality that boasts the largest number of prestigious crus, placed at different altitudes and able to offer a very wide spectrum of sensations: Jago, MAZZANO, Torbe, Villa, Pojega, Cerè, Crosara, Moron and Calcarole . Higher up, near the Lessini mountains, along the northern limit of the area, we find Marano and its valley. The best crus are Gaso, Masua, Gnirega and Fasanara. To the west of Marano we find Fumane which can count on excellent locations such as S.Urbano, Comunai, Creari, Fieramonte, Valata, Carpanè and Palazzo della Torre. The last valley with the municipality of Sant'Ambrogio, has its most prestigious cru in Gargagnago and La Grola. At the foot of Marano and Fumane we finally find San Pietro in Cariano which occupies the flatter part of the valley and which has its best areas in Bure, Castelrotto, Pedemonte and San Floriano.