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
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
||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
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.