Sportlifetravel and Albino Armani winery - Dolcè
Four hundred years amongst vineyards and a passion for wine. The history of the Armani family and that of viticulture in the Adige Valley, between the provinces of Trento and Verona, have been evolving together, without interruption, for more than 4 centuries. Today “Albino Armani Viticoltori dal 1607” means territory, or rather territories. The historical property in Dolcè, in the Adige Valley in the province of Verona, is one of 3 wineries located in the region Veneto: one other is to be found in Marano, in the Valpolicella Classico area, and the other in the province of Treviso, in San Polo di Piave, where our biodynamic wines are produced. Two other wineries are located in the regions Trentino and Friuli. The five wineries watch over their territories, vinifying the grapes of the surrounding vineyards. In each of them the common thread is a terroir reflecting its specific particular character in the wines springing from its soil. The headquarters remain in Dolcè, where the “Conservatoria”, a project for safeguarding local grape varieties in danger of extinction, can be visited.
We welcome you in Marano di Valpolicella and Dolcè to tell you about the inseparable link between a territory and its wines, and to have a multisensory tasting experience. The tasting will also become a journey in our territories, being able to choose between the wines from our five estates.
In the southern part of Val d'Adige, over the centuries, has taken shape the story of Albino Armani. Here the wine comes from grapes grown on porphyritic-limestone soils, which enhance the typical characteristics of numerous varietal vines. Among them, the place of honor rightfully belongs to an authentic native: Foja Tonda, wine obtained from Casetta grapes until a few years ago at risk of extinction: a wine symbol of biodiversity that characterizes the valley. Since 1962, the heart of the Albino Armani company has been in Dolcè, among the vineyards of this strip of land that acts as a link between Veneto and Trentino. This is where the direction of a project takes place, created out of the encounter between quality and constant research. Visiting this place means immersing yourself in a didactic, experiential, sensory experience and retracing the stages of that adventure that comes from the earth and ends up in the bottle.
Perfectly integrated in the hills from which its wines are born, this naturalistic oasis allows its visitors to experience the subterraneous and archeological Valpolicella. Dug out from an ancient volcano and hidden by vegetation, the winery offers indeed a unique sensory array and educational experience. The path starts by disclosing grapevines cultivated on terracing with dry-rock walls, and continues among orchards of ancient varietals of pears, apples, cherries, to then enter the wine cellar carved out of sheer rock. The experience culminates on a majestic terrace. The winery is available for guided tours to taste vibrant, elegant and pure Valpolicella wines, also offering additional masterpieces from Albino Armani’s other vineyards, situated in Valdadige, Friuli and Trentino.