With the experience gained with the Cavalchina farm, which in 1962 was the first to call the white wine of the area Custoza, Franco and Luciano Piona (who passed away unexpectedly in January 2021) bought Torre d’Orti, a part of the mountain overlooking the hamlet of Marcellise, marked on maps for hundreds of years.
The two brothers decided to convert this extraordinary area to a vineyard and devote it to the production of Valpolicella wines. For them it was a return to their origins, as their grandfather had been a merchant and bottler of this type of wine. Here the red earth, typical of the Valpolicella Classica, is replaced by white calcareous rock.
The soil and the altitude of the vineyards make the wines that are born here particularly suitable for aging, with a sound structure, low pH and good balance between alcohol, tannins and flesh. Careful management of the vineyards and the yields allows the Piona family to obtain healthier, high-sugar grapes. Craftsmanship and technological innovations are reconciled at the winery with one goal in mind: making top quality wines.