In 1866 Lieutenant Nino Bixio from Genoa – the right arm of Giuseppe Garibaldi – while staying in the area of Verona for the Battle of Custoza (June 24, 1866) lived a romance with a local noblewoman. Alfonso, born from this relationship, inherited some land in the area of Soave and since then, for the past five generations, the heirs of the family have been dedicated to grape growing.

Wine: Red – Year: 2011
Price (ex winery, VAT included): 19,00 Euro
Yearly production (bottles): 20.000
Ageing: Tonneaux and Slavonia oak barrel, steel
Designation: DOC
Grapes (%): 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% “Segreto dellEnologo”.

Nero d’ Arcole Desmont
The Arcole Doc is probably the least known of the prestigious province of Verona ( with a name such as Valpolicella, Soave, Bardolino, to name the most famous , it is not easy to find space ) but over time has managed to find a niche of fame , thanks to the suitability for the production of wines from international varieties, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in the first place. Good example of this Black Arcole company Desmont obtained from Merlot left to dry for about 40 days to give it a style “Amarone” while maintaining its own identity on the nose with a hint of candied red fruit in the mouth and a pleasant velvet and balanced with soft tannins and a good drink , perfect for meat dishes.

Bixio Poderi
Via Villabella, 37047 San Bonifacio (VR) – Italy
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