The debut of the Tedeschi wine archive was launched with an historic tasting at the winery. The organoleptic legacy is now open to collectors, those working in the haute cuisine sector, and wine lovers.
Verona, February, 2024 – The newly debuted Tedeschi wine archive was opened in a hall that can be accessed by descending a large helical staircase from the entrance floor. This “library” of labels produced across the years tells the story of the enological evolution of Valpolicella and the longevity of the Amarone wine.
“It is the sum of the work of our family and pays homage to the value of our territory – explains Riccardo Tedeschi. The scope of this work is not merely celebratory but also the culmination of the will to create a place that provides a different point of view of our Amarone, an eclectic wine, which fresh or aged, lends itself to diverse gastronomic pairings. As our father, Lorenzo, has always taught us, to make an Amarone that will age well over time, you first need to produce a great wine.”
The hall is a true treasure for collectors from all over the world, a tool to hone the knowledge of specialized workers, and an opportunity for those working in haute cuisine to take the next step in the creation of their wine lists. Within this hall, one can discover the countless faces of the “Tedeschi style” and the effect of time, which is still being explored, on the most iconic wine of Valpolicella.
In the twilight of the archive, rows of bottles rest on fine metal structures that rise up in line with a massive wooden table that takes up the entirety of the hall. The bottles are arranged by vintage and label of the different cru. The “library,” exclusively conceived and realized by a Veronese artisan, is expertly lit by horizontal illumination to create an enchanting atmosphere. The large fireplace was retrofitted to hold large format bottles.
The hall holds approximately 6,800 bottles of a total of approximately 27,000 bottles of older vintage wines. In addition to tastings, vintage wines from the 2000s are available for sale. Earlier vintages, which are scarcer in quantity, are destined for exclusive vertical tastings such as the one that was held to inaugurate the archive. The choice of historic vintages for the inauguration thrilled the small group of participants present at the event.