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LA CADALORA

Website:http://www.lacadalora.com

Address:Via Trento, 44 38060 Santa Margherita di Ala TN

Owner:Rodolfo and Tiziano Tomasi

Year of establishment:1982

Average annual production:50,000 (bottles)

Total vineyard extension (hectares):11.6

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):Casetta - 1.1 ha
Chardonnay - 2.7 ha
Marzemino - 1 ha
Pinot grigio - 5.1 ha
Pinot nero - 1.1 ha
Sauvignon Blanc - 0.7 ha
Traminer aromatico - 0.7 ha

Vine training system:
"Pergola Trentina"
Double "Pergola Trentina"

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:Practicing organic

Harvest period:From the beginning of September to the beginning of October

Agronomist:Rodolfo Tomasi

Oenologist:Tiziano Tomasi

History

Situated in the town of Santa Margherita, in the southernmost part of Trentino, the estate of La Cadalora extends its 12 hectares of vineyards in three different plots: about 5 hectares on the calcareous soils close to Marco di Rovereto and the remaning 7 hectares in two calcareous conoids of Valle Cipriana and San Valentino, at the foothills of Monte Zugna. The soils of the latter contain higher percentages of clay while the former are gravelly/sandy and calcarous.
In the eighties Rodolfo and Tiziano (a trained oenologist from the renouned Institute of San Michele all’Adige) took over the management of their father’s estate and immediately set to work: the traditional “Pergola Trentina” training system was modified in order to obtain a vineyard density between 5,000 and 8,000 vines/hectare ensuring a maximum of 1 to 1.5 kgs of grapes per plant. Viticulture became strictly environment friendly by eliminating chemicals: “sexual confusion” practice is followed for insect control, only Bordelaise poultice is sprayed and grass is left on the aisles. Green pruning, topping of the vines and deleafing keep the plants balanced and when necessary and depending on the varietal, fruit is thinned by cutting the second cluster or the “wings” of the clusters.
The varietals grown are Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, a little Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Marzemino and Casetta (these last two planted right after World War One, Casetta being a very ancient and rare varietal).
Tiziano’s son Michele is now working full-time at the estate. He graduated in oenology in Italy and at the renowned University of Geisenheim in Germany with a thesis on forecasting models for vineyard management.

WINES by this producer

Wine name:Casetta Majere

Appellation:ROSSO VALLAGARINA IGT

Zone:Santa Margherita di Ala (Trento)

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Wine name:Chardonnay

Appellation:CHARDONNAY VALLAGARINA IGT

Zone:Santa Margherita di Ala (Trento)

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Wine name:Gewürztraminer

Appellation:TRAMINER AROMATICO VALLAGARINA IGT

Zone:Santa Margherita di Ala (Trento)

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Wine name:Pinot Grigio

Appellation:PINOT GRIGIO VALLAGARINA IGT

Zone:Santa Margherita di Ala (Trento)

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Wine name:Pinot Grigio Gazzi

Appellation:PINOT GRIGIO VALLAGARINA IGT

Zone:Santa Margherita di Ala (Trento)

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Wine name:Pinot Nero Vignalet

Appellation:PINOT NERO VALLAGARINA IGT

Zone:Santa Margherita di Ala (Trento)

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Wine name:S. Valentino

Appellation:ROSSO VALLAGARINA IGT

Zone:Santa Margherita di Ala (Trento)

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Wine name:Sauvignon

Appellation:SAUVIGNON VALLAGARINA IGT

Zone:Santa Margherita di Ala (Trento)

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