Wine Details

Tenuta Santa Maria Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC

This is a traditional Valpolicella, representative of the region and Bertani family tradition. The “Classico” designation refers to the areas where the very first Valpolicella vineyards were planted – on quality hillside sites, yielding the best fruit and therefore best wines. Typical aromas of fruit (blueberry, cherry) are accented by spicy notes of cinnamon and pepper. The palate is soft, fruity and warm with structured tannins, balanced with a pleasant acidity and a long finish.



Tenuta Santa Maria


75% Corvina 10% Rondinella 15% Corvinone


Abrizzano di Nergar (Verona)


8,000 kg/ha


Malolactic fermentation then 12 months aging in oak barrels before bottling

Alcohol content:


Age of vines:

27 years

pH level:



5.12 g/l


60,000 bottles


Primarily clay with deeper calcareous layers



Average altitude:

150 - 200 meters above sea level


Grapes are crushed, cold-pressured then undergo temperature-controlled fermentation for 25-30 days with daily punch downs


End of September

Recent press reviews


Tenuta Santa Maria Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC 2018

Vinous Media (90)- "The 2018 Valpolicella Classico Superiore is wildly spicy with a sour citrus twang contrasting rich cherry-berry fruits. It’s a juicy, high-energy effort, with vibrant shades of red offset by tactile minerality and brisk acids. Long and full of character, this leans more toward blue and purple fruits throughout the finale. There's a lot of pleasure to be found in the 2018 Valpolicella from Tenuta Santa Maria, and it's a great value as well."


Tenuta Santa Maria Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC 2017

Italian Wine Guy (96)- "Extremely ripe on the nose with sweet notes of strawberries, vanilla and toasted pine nuts. Medium-full body, slightly biting tannins and a warm and enveloping finish. Sweet. Drink now."


Tenuta Santa Maria Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC 2017

Decanter (94)- "The Bertani family can trace its roots in Negrar, the heart of the Classico zone, back to the 15th century. Grapes are hand harvested; the wine spends 12 months in large oak casks so that classic red forest fruits and silky tannins can develop. On the nose, it has soft, ripe red fruits, while the well-balanced palate displays ripe plum and pomegranate and a hint of spice. Stunning juicy core, round tannins and an elegant finish."