Albino Armani - Total Wine


Changing fragrances of ripe fruit, dark spices and hints of chocolate and coffee.


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A journey of emotions between Valdadige and Valpolicella

We belong to highland territories by choice. We are from these lands as are the stones, the rivers, the plants, and we hand down knowledge to return harmonies, scents, teachings.




  • Why choosing wines from Valdadige area?

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    Valdadige is a wine region located between the provinces of Trento and Verona in northeastern Italy. It is known for producing high-quality wines with distinct flavors and aromas that are the result of the region's unique combination of geography, climate, and grape varieties.

    One of the main reasons why Valdadige is a great area for winemaking is its location. The land is characterized by constant winds, combined with the mild Continental climate of nearby Lake Garda, and by porphyritic-limestone soil, which enhance the typical characteristics of numerous grape varieties. The mountains also help to create a microclimate that is ideal for grape cultivation, with cool nights and warm days that allow the grapes to ripen slowly and develop complex flavors.

    Another factor that makes Valdadige a great place for winemaking is the wide range of grape varieties grown in the region.

    Albino Armani here grows a considerable array of grape varieties, ranging from international ones, such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to the autochthonous ones, which deserve a place of honor in the heart of the company, by virtue of extensive research done, and choices made, by Albino Armani during the last thirty years. In his great endeavor to save traditional varieties from extinction, he worked in collaboration with important research institutes such as the Mach Foundation of San Michele all'Adige. Until a few years ago, these varieties were at risk of extinction.

    So if you're looking for a wine that is truly special and unique, look no further than Valdadige!
  • Why choosing a volcanic Amarone, like Cuslanus?

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    Volcanic soils are formed from volcanic ash and lava that are rich in minerals and nutrients. These soils are found in many wine-growing regions around the world, and they are known for producing wines with unique flavors and aromas.

    So, what does volcanic soil bring to an Amarone wine? One of the key characteristics of volcanic soil is its high mineral content. These minerals, including iron, potassium, and magnesium, are absorbed by the grapevines, and transferred to the grapes. This can give the wines made from these grapes a distinct mineral quality that is often described as "earthy" or "savory."

    In addition to their mineral content, volcanic soils are also known for their good drainage and water retention properties. This is important for vines, especially in the high hills of Valpolicella, as they need a balance of moisture and dryness to thrive. However, the volcanic soil helps to regulate the moisture levels in the soil, ensuring that the grapevines have access to the right amount of water at the right times.

    Another benefit of volcanic soil for Amarone production is its ability to retain heat. This is especially important in the Veneto region, where the nights can be cool, but the days are often warm. The heat-retaining properties of volcanic soil help to keep the grapevines warm during the night, which can help to improve the quality and flavor of the grapes.
  • Why choosing a Pinot Grigio from the North Easy Italy?

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    Pinot Grigio is a white grape variety that is widely grown in the northeast of Italy: an area that is known for producing some of the best Pinot Grigio wines in the world.

    One of the main reasons why Pinot Grigio from northeastern Italy is special is the region's unique climate. The area has cool, temperate weather that is perfect for grape cultivation. The grapes are able to ripen slowly, which helps to preserve their delicate flavors and aromas. The so called “Triveneto” area is also protected from extreme weather conditions by the surrounding mountains, the Alps, which helps to ensure that the grapes are capable to reach their full potential.

    Another factor that makes Pinot Grigio from northeastern Italy special is the variety of soil types found in the region. The soils in this area are diverse, ranging from sandy to clay to rocky. Each type of soil imparts its own unique characteristics to the grapes, resulting in a wide range of flavors and aromas in the final wine. Pinot Grigio wines from Sequals (Pordenone), for example, tend to have a more floral, delicate flavor, while those from Valdadige are known for their full-bodied, fruity character.

    Finally, Pinot Grigio from northeastern Italy is special because of the skill and expertise of the winemakers in the region. These winemakers have a deep understanding of the grape variety and the unique conditions of the region, and they use their knowledge to craft high-quality wines that are full of character and depth. Many of the Pinot Grigio wines from this region are aged in oak barrels, which helps to add complexity and structure to the final wine.

    In conclusion, Pinot Grigio from northeastern Italy is special because of the region's unique climate, diverse soil types, and skilled winemakers. Whether you prefer a light, floral style, or a full-bodied, fruity wine, you're sure to find a Pinot Grigio from this region that suits your taste. So, if you're a fan of Pinot Grigio, be sure to look for wines from the Valdadige, Sequals (Pordenone), and Trentino regions – you won't be disappointed!
  • Which are the main differences between Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Valpolicella Ripasso and Amarone?

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    - Valpolicella Classico Superiore is a red wine produced in the Valpolicella region of northeastern Italy. It is made from a blend of grape varieties, including Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, and Molinara. Valpolicella Classico Superiore is known for its light to medium body, bright red fruit flavors, and soft tannins. It is typically aged for at least one year before being released for sale.
    - Valpolicella Ripasso is a wine that is made by adding partially fermented Amarone grapes to a batch of Valpolicella Classico Superiore. This process, called "ripasso," gives the Valpolicella wine more body, structure, and depth of flavor. Valpolicella Ripasso wines are typically more full-bodied and complex than regular Valpolicella Classico Superiore wines.
    - Amarone della Valpolicella is a full-bodied, powerful red wine produced in the Valpolicella region of Italy. It is made from partially dried grapes, which gives the wine its rich, concentrated flavors and aromas. Amarone is known for its intense fruit flavors, smooth tannins, and long finish. It is typically aged for several years before being released for sale.

    Overall, the main difference between these three wines is their level of body and intensity. Valpolicella Classico Superiore is the lightest and most approachable of the three, while Valpolicella Ripasso is slightly more full-bodied and complex. Amarone della Valpolicella is the most full-bodied and intense of the three, with rich, concentrated flavors that lasts longer.
  • Which are the differences between Pinot Grigio from Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, and Friuli?

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    Pinot Grigio is a white grape variety that is widely grown in northeastern Italy, particularly in the regions of Friuli, Veneto, and Trentino. While these three regions are all located relatively close to each other, they have their own unique climate, soil, and winemaking traditions, which can result in Pinot Grigio wines that are quite different from one another.

    One of the main differences between Pinot Grigio wines from these three regions is the climate. Friuli has a cooler, more temperate climate than Veneto and Trentino, which can result in Pinot Grigio wines that are more delicate and floral in character. In contrast, Veneto and Trentino have warmer, sunnier climates, which can produce Pinot Grigio wines that are more full-bodied and fruitier.

    Another difference between Pinot Grigio wines from these three regions is the soil. Our Pinot Grigio from Friuli is made in the province of Sequals, the heart of the Friuli Grave region, where the grapes grow in tough, poor soil, composed of more than 80% gravel, which can impart a mineral character to the wines. Veneto and Trentino, on the other hand, have more diverse soil types, ranging from sand to clay to rocky. These soils can contribute different flavors and aromas to the wines, resulting in a wide range of styles.


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