Valpolicella classico is the traditional red wine to be drunk when still young, is fresh, fruity and of medium body. This wine is supposed to be the Rhaetian wine loved so by the emperor Augustus, but it was definitely the wine preferred by king Theodoric, who considered it one of the best in Italy. The best description of it is given by Ernest Hemingway in one of his novels where he talks about Vapolicella with great affection; “it is dry, red and friendly like the house of a brother”.
Tiziano Accordini and his 2 sons represent the 2nd and 3rd generations of this small family winery in the hills of Fumane in the Valpolicella Classico zone. Here they make honest and expressive wines from high-altitude vineyards and low-yielding vines.
His sons foresaw that the company would have developed only if it had been fully aware of the demands of the future. After having re-examined certain technical and quality aspects of the business, the family planted new vineyards, replaced the old barrels and modernised the wine production methods, moving on to tackle foreign markets.
The new millennium was very significant for the Stefano Accordini winery. It was decided to move the wine production into the height of the Valpolicella Classica area, a move that would have allowed the production of wines of excellent quality. The project began with the purchase of 10 hectares in Cavolo, situated in the valley of Fumane at 550 metres above sea level. The experience was made possible by the commercial prowess of Tiziano and the enological expertise of Daniele, the support of their wives Eleonora and Raffaella, as well as of the one received by their sons, Giacomo, Paolo and Marco, the new generation of the Accordini Family.
The choice to produce wines in the hills proved to be a winner. The wines are unique both in taste and bouquet and were much appreciated right from the outset. Following the purchase of land and the creation of the new vineyards, the new winery was constructed and completed in 2011.