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When the brothers Rodolfo and Tiziano Tomasi took over their father's farm, in the early Eighties, they had the firm intention of producing Trentino wines of international calibre. To attain their aim, however, some basic changes were necessary. Their greatest concern was to avoid warping the landscape and vine-growing traditions that past generations had entrusted to them. Therefore, the classical Trentino vine-trellis, spread in the vineyards of the "masi" (feudal properties) located on the Cipriana Valley and Sanvalentino cones, was modified by increasing the vine density: up to 3500 per acre. Besides this, the overall yields and the load of individual vines were reduced.
Varieties and clones were fitted to the different terrors. Balanced vineyards have come from green pruning, bunch thinning and evermore ecological management. Today, the Cadalora farm may count upon about 20 acres of proprietary vines set on the most beautiful hills surrounding Santa Margherita. The vineyards are located at different altitudes, from 180 to 350 metres above sea level.
In the upper parts, on more clayey soils, there is Pinot Nero; half-way up the hills, on well drained soils are the white varieties: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Traminer Aromatico; at the foot of the terraces, on clayey soils, red grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon as well as the autochthonous Marzemino, Lagrein and Casetta .

  The fruitful path of the Cadalora farm started with the brothers Rodolfo and Tiziano Tomasi in the early Eighties. In that period Tiziano, a young oenologist, educated at the renowned Oenological School in San Michele all'Adige, enthusiastic of the charming world of wine and aware of the potentiality of this land and of his father's farm, decided to accept the challenge of transforming the family estate into an independent winery.

After gaining experience in France, South Africa, California, and the Italian regions of Friuli, Tuscany, and Piedmont, Tiziano began to attempt expressing the exceptional potential of his homeland. Year after year of prodigious labour slowly started to show. Elegance, delicacy and complexity are now the hallmark of La Cadalora wines. Today the wines are appreciated by leading experts, all over the world. 1982 should be considered the first real vintage of the refurbished estate.
  Each year's harvest, be it generous or modest, is the reward for all the efforts of a winegrower, the end of his fears. Grape-harvests usually start on the first fortnight of September with white grapes, and continue through the first days of October with the red varieties. Harvest is done exclusively by hand. Grapes are selected with infinite care; damaged or insufficiently mature grapes are rejected.

In the hours immediately following the harvest, grapes are carried to a wine cellar at the Tomasi family's house. From this moment on, the strength of sun and soil, together with the vintner's art, are transformed into that marvellous reality that wine is.
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