Decisive acidity with big aromatics

Product Code: Wine_Oseleta2016_CorteQuaiara
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WINERY: Corte Quaiara



DESCRIPTION: Ruby red in colour with the typical clarity and sparkle of reds from the Verona area.

Decisive acidity with big aromatics; balanced and persistent, with strong minerality and hints of dark woodland fruit such as bilberry, blackcurrant and wild blackberry.


BEST WITH: Red Meats



  • DENOMINATION: Red Oseleta I.G.P. Verona
  • GRAPE VARIETY: Oseleta varietal grapes.
  • TERRITORY: Morainic hills.
  • GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: S. Giorgio in Salici (Sona), a hilly area.
  • ALTITUDE: 150 - 250 meters above sea level.
  • TYPE OF SOIL: Light sandy.
  • TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot simple.
  • AVERAGE AGE OF VINES: 10 years.
  • PLANTING DENSITY: About 6,000 vines per hectare.
  • PRODUCTION: 40q/Ha
  • HARVEST: entirely hand-picked around the very start of October.
  • CRUSHING: Soft crushing of the destemmed grapes.
  • FEMENTATION: In stainless steel at a controlled temperature and daily and periodical pump-over and delestage in contact with the skins. Malolactic fermentation took place in November in barriques and tonneaux.
  • AGING: 24 months in new barriques and tonneaux, then 1 year in the bottle.


Analytic data:

  • Alcohol: 13% Vol. Total acidity: 5.60 g/l
  • Residual sugars: 1.6 g/l Ph: 3.42
  • Dry extract: 26.8 g/l


Vintage characteristics: This vintage offers further confirmation of the suitability of the soil of the Morainic Hills, with its 50% limestone content.

Over the season, the climate was balanced with substantial drops in overnight temperature encouraging prominent acidity in the fruit, which thus lent itself to an Oseleta of decisive acidity and balanced tannins.

The ripening of the grapes – conditioned by the favourable climate and sizeable temperature swings in 2015 – has produced a wine that reflects the soil from which it came, and that is suitable for laying down.

Giovanni Montresor ( the owner)  has always been a sort of second home. My family has in fact worked with wine for 150 years and, in the past, its members have often been pioneers in vine-growing and wine production.

After initially being employed by a large Veronese wine company, I felt a strong need to work in close contact with the land and my vines. So, thanks to my determination and the invaluable support of my family, the Corte Quaiara project took shape, becoming once more – vintage after vintage – a fully-fledged wine-producing domaine.

When I decided to give new life to Corte Quaiara, I realised that I wanted to make wines that were able to express who I am. I wanted to produce wines in which you can smell the scents of the earth, of the grapes becoming must, and of the vats in which the wine matures. I wanted those who drink my wines to savour each phase of the production process, so I learnt all about it, from the vine to the bottle.

In my wines you can find my full identity: the strain on my back; my hands, stained with earth and grape juice; and my pleasure in seeing, enclosed in the bottle, the realisation of my initial idea. Today I am a vigneron.