Sabrina Tedeschi was once teased by a schoolteacher that she was born in fermentation tanks. The Italian, who hails from a long lineage of vintners, tells Lin Weiwen more about her passion for the family business.
There was never any doubt she’d join the family business (her schoolteacher had once reminded her, metaphorically, that she was born in fermentation tanks), given her constant exposure to the wine universe from young. Sabrina credits her father for introducing the winery to other markets. Her grandparents sold their wines only at an osteria (a wine bar), serving the local community. But Renzo decided to export the wines to other countries in the region, such as the U.K. and Germany.
Today, Tedeschi winery owns 99 hectares of vineyards across Valpolicella, which, fronted by Lake Garda in the west, and fringed by the Monti Lessini hills in the north, offers a cool climate. As a DOC, Valpolicella produces reds made mainly from Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes. The Valpolicella Classico Superiore, a delicate red, and Amarone, a dry wine made from dried grapes, are the winery’s signatures.
Excerpt from the October issue of epicure