PRATELLO WINES Lombardy, Italy
Pratello is owned and operated by the father and son team of Dante and Vincenzo Bertola. With origins dating back to 1860, the Pratello estate is perched atop the hilly banks of the Brescia shore of Lake Garda, a traditional area for quality agriculture and viticulture. The Bertola’s line-up is made with a unique selection of indigenous grapes that have been selected for their suitability to the local soil and climate. Certified as organic since 2004, the winery sits on a small hill behind the castle of Padenghe, with a view of Italy’s largest lake. The 66 hectares of vineyards are nestled in between crops, fruit trees and forest.
Region & Vineyard Notes
The Lombardy region is considered a cool continental climate, but is actually home to an impressive diversity of mesoclimates thanks to its proximity to the Central Alps in the north and the large lakes Como, Iseo, Maggiore and Garda. The Pratello Vineyards are located on the gentle south facing hills in the microclimate of Garda Lake, which acts as a thermal accumulator that is very important for the maturation of the grapes. The soils is moraine, which is a stony and very loose soil type with some clay, ideal for the cultivation of vines.