In one of the most suggestive corners of the High Valpolicella Classica, on the top of a soft hill, the NOVAIA Estate Winery, located in the large 15th century manor house, dominates the Marano Valley and the plain that separates it from the ancient Roman city of Verona.
In the Marano Valley, a particullary suited place to the cultivation of vines, from the 19th century to the present the Vaona Family cultivates their lands and passes the ancient winemaking tradition of fine Classic wines: today the Valpolicella, Ripasso, Recioto and Amarone.
The Marano Valley, situated in the heart of the High Valpolicella Classica, has geo-morphological, soil, water and climatic characteristics such that it is the ideal place for vine cultivation and for the subsequent grape drying-process.
The mild climate, the strong temperature range between day and night and the almost total fog absence during the year, make this area an interesting ecological niche. This territory is suitable for yielding rich in aromas, sapid, full-bodied wines with a great quality and longevity
The estate has a surface of 10 hectares, 7 of which with vineyards and 3 with olive groves. The vineyards are hilly, at an altitude between 250 and 400 meters above sea-level, with south/south-east exposure.
The soils are marly-calcareous, interspersed with basaltic and tufaceous layers, with low fertility, particularly suitable for the cultivation of important red-berried vines: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and the ancient native varieties Oseleta, Turchetta and Molinara.
Novaia is ORGANIC Certified: in the estate and in the cellar the management is ecofriendly, organic and eco-sustainable, a healthy habitat rich in biodiversity represents a fundamental heritage for the Novaia lands and wines. The wines are healthy with authentic, elegant and structured aromas, with a great identity and a deep bond with the territory.
The Vaona Family follows and personally takes care of the entire production chain: from the cultivation of the vine, to the manual selection and harvesting of the grapes, to the drying in the fruit cellar, to winemaking, to the refinement of wines and wood reserves.
In the NOVAIA Estate Winery all products are Organic certified:
• Valpolicella DOC Classico;
• Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore Ripasso;
• Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore I CANTONI;
• Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico CORTE VAONA;
• Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva LE BALZE;
• Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG Classico LE NOVAJE;
• Extra Virgin Olive Oil with cold pressing.