PRATELLO, ancient farm founded in 1860, has kept strong ties with tradition and the territory, combining them with the professionalism and modernity developing over time. The PRATELLO farm is located in Padenghe, Garda, at 1km distance from the lake with the same name. It covers an area of 100 hectares in total, including 45 hectares of vineyards, 8 hectares of olive groves, land ready to be sown, vegetables, soft fruit and partly woods. All cultivated following the organic farming philosophy.
Vincenzo Bertola, the owner and the winemaker is driven by an ambition, to make Pratello a house which is able to offer a little sip of Garda in every bottle, but also to displace the platitudes and clichés focusing on rather unusual varieties and complex wines, which often aim to go beyond the identity of the area, but see them as an alternative to the more traditional types.
To organize the new vineyard, Vincenzo Bertola has given high priority to agricultural management.
“The quality comes from the vineyards. We first tried to understand where we are, and then to suit the crops to the soil and climate of the area. All this is developed through a continuos dialogue with industry experts, and especially with my father Dante who founded the company and who still is by my side, he is the true soul of Pratello agriculture” – Vincenzo Bertola
Italian Organic Wines Produced
The Morainic hills above Lake Garda provide ideal exposure and constant ventilation that allows for perfect ripening conditions. Pratello is known for their production of Lugana and Valtenesi DOC wines. The popular Lugana white wine is produced with 100% Turbiana grown in the south of Lake Garda. Valtenesi blends Gropello and Marzemino, grown in the hills adjacent to the Pratello lodge and production facility. Made with 100% organic Rebo, Mille 1 is named after the year that the castle of nearby Padenghe was built, and embodies the “dolce vita” Italian lifestyle. The vibrant Chiaretto blends Groppello with Sangiovese, Barbera, and Marzemino.