Grapes and nothing else.
In 2011 Corte Bravi was born from an idea of ours, mine and my brother’s: Andrea and Ivano Brunelli. We are linked by the passion of making wine, starting from the vineyard, where we put our utmost care and dedication. We are committed with the same stubbornness and the same sense of responsibility in cultivating the field, in taking care of the grapes, to obtain natural, authentic and sincere wines, which reflect the virtues and qualities of the area in which we grew up.
We consider ourselves careful guardians of the beauty and nature that surrounds us, so in 2015 we embarked on the path of organic certification. We realized that our families, our children would grow up among the vineyards we cultivate and this gave us even more stimulus and enthusiasm in safeguarding our land and this was just the beginning…
All our wines are produced from the grapes we grow, respecting the balance of the vineyard, without asking for anything more than that which the vines give us, without forcing the plants. For us, fermentation is spontaneous, on its own indigenous yeasts, without the use of synthetic additives, with low sulphites or free from. The wines are bottled unfiltered.
Our philosophy: in the wine we put our care, our hands, the grapes AND NOTHING ELSE!
Our wines perfectly represent who we are and what we do. They bring with them our thoughts, our origin and our challenge, they reflect the territory, the history and the craftsmanship with which they are made.
We want to carry on our ideas and transmit them with determination and courage, and to bring only and exclusively the fruit of our land into the bottle
– Andrea Brunelli
“Each wine is unique, it has its own personality, its character, its music. Nature unites them.”
In 1990 our father, the seventh of seven brothers, bought the land in Gargagnago in a small valley surrounded by the estates of the counts Serego Alighieri descendants of Dante.
We are in the heart of the Classic Valpolicella immersed in the beauty of our land. Behind us to the north the Lessinia, mountains with green pastures. To the west, Lake Garda, which with its reflections gives us a mild climate. To the east, the white wine area of Soave and to the south, our beloved Verona, the cradle of romanticism, the birthplace of Romeo and Juliet.
From here, in these lands, we started with our father to do what we do best: cultivate the land with passion, arranging the stone walls as they once were, to plant our beloved vineyards.
Corte Bravi was born in 2011 and from there our challenge began…
From our certified organic grapes we produce natural wines. Since 2019 we have been part of the Vinnatur association, small artisan winemakers like us who have set themselves serious rules to be able to certify a wine as natural, free from chemicals.
Since 2020 we are also happy to say that all the electricity we consume comes from renewable sources. Our photovoltaic system was not enough for us and thanks to ForGreen we are supplied with energy produced by other local farms.
We continue to pursue these ideas of ours with determination while thinking about the future of our children.
– Andrea Brunelli
“No winegrower has the truth in hand, it lies in his ability and deep knowledge of his territory, finding what is right to do for his vineyard, respecting its balance and characteristics, in the path that goes from the plant to the glass without asking the vineyard for nothing more than that which she wants to give you.”
We wait for the spontaneous fermentations, so it takes longer to complete the macerations. We do not do the pressing, but the de-stemming in order to work the whole grape still when it is fresh. In the first stages of vinification we never add sulfur and also the malolactic fermentation stage takes place without sulphites. We add them in the reds, only in the phase of aging in wood and before going into the bottle, without filtering. To work in this way we must be as meticulous as possible in the management of the tanks and in the control of the wines in the woods.