wine maker: Francesco Polastri
winery production: 6,500,000 bottles
varietals planted: Chardonnay, Müller Thurgau, Nosiola, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon, Traminer, Lagrein, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Teroldego
wines produced: Pinot Grigio, Mu¨ller Thurgau, Merlot, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Lagrein
Lia Banville and her team select the wines each vintage for the Dipinti label made by Cantina La Vis in Trentino. The Banville team know that La Vis, unlike other “cantine sociali” in this area, is highly driven to produce the highest quality
wines possible. In 1980 Cantina La Vis started the “Progetto Qualita.” Firstly, they embarked on the ambitious project known as “Zonazione.” Here, La Vis exploits its unique symbiotic relationship with the renowned enological institute San Michele all’Adige. Each vineyard of each member was evaluated and its soil composition analyzed. Altitude, prevailing wind, typical precipitation and exposition were next considered before determining the best varietals to be planted and the optimum way to cultivate a particular site. Founded in 1858, the growers have a vast wine making history in this ideal location in the heart of Trentino where the
vineyards situated from the valley floor, to altitudes ranging from 800 to 2,500 feet ASL flourish. Secondly, the winery has recently completely renovated their facility with attention to each detail and further focus on the processing of grapes to extract their quality. Thirdly, the 1,500 growers who make up Cantina La Vis are now concentrating on increasing the quality of their grapes in the vineyards, as the cantina pays for quality not for quantity. The results of these serious efforts in search of quality at La Vis, are world-class wines that deftly integrate tradition and technology at a price point that Banville & Jones is very proud to offer to the US market. The Dipinti series, which highlights the unique characteristics of eight varietals grown in this part of Trentino. The painting on each label in the La Vis Dipinti series was created by Italian artist Paola de Manincor. Each of the Dipinti depicts a scene from the “Storie di Vite” (Life in the Vineyard).