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Our History

Our History

The Canoso family has always believed in the quality of the wine produced on the hills of Monteforte d'Alpone. In fact, since 1876 they have had cultivated gardens and vineyards here, selling unpackaged wines on the markets of northern Italy. Giuseppe Meneghello Canoso began working as a cellarman and wine merchant at a very young age. At the beginning of the 1970s, Giuseppe bought Tenuta Cà del Vento where he built the new cellar. Why right there? Because it is the first hilly outpost in the centre of the town and in that spot the wind blows all year round, which is beneficial for the vines. With the arrival of the sons Primo and Massimo, agronomist and wine technician, an eco-sustainable approach was established, reducing production yet increasing quality. In 2016 Canoso met Giovanni and Francesco, two entrepreneurs with wine in their DNA. Together they agreed to relaunch the Canoso brand, now recognised on the Italian and foreign market for their consistently high quality wines which embody of the volcanic territory of Soave.

The Winery

The Winery

Our production of about 70,000 bottles per year is distinguished by a combination of the value of tradition and the quality guarantee of the latest-generation equipment. In every production step, from the vineyard to the bottle, we pay great attention not to use products of animal origin, which lead us to obtain the Vegan certification V Label in 2018. The ageing of our red wines involves periods in barriques, french tonneaux and large Slavonian barrels to give elegance to the tannins.

The Vineyards

Today, the company works 12 hectares in the hills (between 90m and 290m) in different plots, mostly exposed to the south-east. Among these, the Cà del vento vineyard which surrounds the cellar obtained the Cru recognition in 2019 and is the exclusive property of the Canoso company. Garganega and Trebbiano are mainly grown on this site, as well as Incrocio Manzoni, an increasingly popular variety that Canoso has been creating for several years with Bianco Veronese. The vineyards range from between 20 and 45 years of age, with a guyot system that has gradually replaced the traditional Veronese pergola, reducing production quantity hence improving quality. The harvest, and most other operations carried out in the vineyards, are done completely by hand.

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