Among the hills of Lake Garda, in the Saline and Colombare areas of Lazise, stands the Roccolo del Lago farm, the result of a collaboration between the Estates of Francesco Righetti and Giuseppe Campagnola.
The multi-generational experience acquired by the two families, the passion, the constant dedication to quality viticulture that is respectful of the environment, have led in the last decade to the creation of the “Roccolo del Lago” farm that best expresses the typicality of the wines of Lake Garda.
The estate extends along the eastern shore of the Lake, embracing the morainic hills, in a unique and spectacular landscape that will enchant your eyes.
The entire estate is conducted with Certified Organic farming.
30 hectares of vineyards with certified organic farming, in full respect of the territory and the environment. From these soils we select the best grapes for the production of Bardolino Classico and Chiaretto, fruity and fresh wines that can best represent the wine production of Lake Garda. Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara are born on morainic soils of glacial origin from vineyards that follow a free spurred cordon training system.
Here, where Lake Garda regulates the climate of the territory and mitigates it to guarantee an average annual temperature of 15 ° C, expert hands follow the cultivation of the vines with loving care and dedicate themselves to the production of quality wines, combining the traditional experience with the most modern wine-making techniques.
Area: Lazise, Lake Garda, Veneto.
Extension: 30 ha
Grapes grown: Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara
Soil: morainic of glacial origin.
Cultivation system: spurred cordon, with a density of 3500-4000 vines / ha
Certified organic cultivation.
The history of the ancient Roccolo
Built in the mid-1800s, the Roccolo is a small three-floor building originally used by hunters to catch migratory birds with their nets.
This hunting technique was called Уaucupio, Ф from the Latin УaucupiumФ, avis (bird) and capere (take). Cages with decoy birds were placed on the plants. The nets were placed on the outer row of the plants in the grove.
The capture of the birds was helped by the call coming from the cages that attracted the migratory birds and by a special instrument used by the hunters called scarecrow (УstrambalФ in the Veronese dialect) which was thrown causing noise in the grove. The alarm caused by the scarecrow -УstranbalФ pushed the birds towards the capture nets.