Pasqua winery has 200 hectares of its own vineyards and controls other 1000 hectares of vineyards, with an annual output of more than 20 million bottles. It was founded in Verona in 1925 by four brothers, including Nicola of The Family Pasqua, and has developed at an extremely fast rate. Pasqua Winery, which has accumulated a certain amount of capital, began to invest in large-scale vineyards in 1940 and introduced advanced bottling technology to realize the bottling of the winery. In 1960, the winery was run by Carlo, Umberto, and Giorgio, the second-generation heirs of the Pascal family, who set their sights wider and began to actively develop overseas markets. In 1980, the focus of the company's investment shifted to wine, and opened up a large vineyard in Veneto, mainly producing Valpolicella and Soave wines, the grade of wine is classic (Classico) and DOC.
The 21st century Pasqua winery, managed by the third generation of the family, has started to "go back to its roots", buying up a lot of vineyards in the southern Italian regions. They own 200 hectares of their own vineyards and control 1000 hectares of other vineyards, with an annual output of more than 20 million vines. After the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the winery, they purchased another 100 hectares of vineyards in Primitivo di Manduria in southern Italy; as of today, Pasqua winery controls more than 1,300 hectares of high-quality vineyards in Italy, further expanding production capacity and enriching the variety, its influence is evident.
Today, Pascal Winery has a total of 5 vineyards, namely San Felice Vineyard, Villa Borghetti Vineyard, Michelin Vineyard, Montoli Vineyard, and Martharine Vineyard. Each vineyard is planted with different varieties of grapes, each with its own unique terroir due to its geographical disparity, but each is largely governed by a Guyot approach to vine management. The soil covered in the garden is also more diverse. In general, most vineyard soils are high in calcium, which can impart a rich mineral flavor to the grapes.
Corvina is an Italian wine grape variety that is sometimes also referred to as Corvina Veronese or Cruina. The total global wine-growing area in 2010 was 7,495 hectares (18,520 acres), all of which are grown in the Veneto region of northeast Italy, except for 19 hectares (47 acres) planted in Argentina. Corvina is used with several other grapes to create the light red regional wines Bardolino and Valpolicella that have a mild fruity flavor with hints of almond. These blends include Corvinone, Rondinella, and Molinara, and Rossignola for the latter wine. It is also used for the production of Amarone and Recioto.
Rondinella is an Italian wine grape variety. Almost all of the total global growing area of 2,481 hectares (6,130 acres) is in the Veneto region of northern Italy, and the grapes are used in wines from the Valpolicella and Bardolino wine regions. Rondinella always appears in these wines blended with Corvina (which DNA evidence has shown to be a parent variety), as a secondary constituent along with Corvinone and Molinara. The grape has rather neutral flavors but is favored by growers due to its prolific yields. The vine is very resistant to grape disease and produces grapes that, while they do not necessarily have high sugar levels, do dry out well for use in the production of Valpolicella straw wine styles such as Recioto and Amarone.
Corvinone is a red Italian wine grape variety native to the Veneto region of northern Italy. In 2010 a total grape growing area of 930 hectares (2,300 acres) was planted worldwide, with all of it in Italy save for 1 hectare (2.5 acres) in Argentina. Seldom found in wine alone, Corvinone is blended, along with Rondinella, Molinara, and other autochthonous varieties, in Corvina-dominant red wines of the Valpolicella and Bardolino regions of Veneto. Corvinone is similar enough to the more widespread Corvina variety that it has historically often been mistaken as a clone; indeed its name in Italian suggests a meaning of "large Corvina". More recent ampelographic work and DNA profiling have shown it to be a separate variety, however.
Negrara is a red Italian wine grape variety grown in northeast Italy including the Veneto region where it is a permitted variety in the Denominazione di Origine controllata (DOC) wine Amarone. While the grape was once more widely planted in the region its numbers have been steadily declining for most of the late 20th and early 21st century.
Veneto - the most famous of the 3 major producing regions in northeastern Italy
Veneto is a substantial and increasingly important wine region in the northeastern corner of Italy. Administratively it forms part of the Triveneto zone, along with its smaller neighbors Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. In terms of geography, culture, and wine styles, it represents a transition between the alpine, Germano-Slavic end of Italy and the warmer, drier, more Roman lands to the south.
Veneto is slightly smaller than Italy's other main wine-producing regions – Piedmont, Tuscany, Lombardy, Puglia, and Sicily – yet it generates more wine than any of them. Although the southern regions Sicily and Puglia were for a long time Italy's main wine producers, this balance began to shift north towards Veneto in the latter half of the 20th Century. In the 1990s, southern Italian wine languished in an increasingly competitive and demanding world, while Veneto upped its game, gaining recognition with such wines as Valpolicella, Amarone, Soave, and Prosecco.
With fruity red Valpolicella complementing its intense Amarone and sweet Recioto counterparts, Veneto is armed with a formidable portfolio of red wines to go with its refreshing whites, such as Soave and sparkling Prosecco. Although much of the new vineyard area that supported Veneto's increased wine output was of questionable viticultural quality, today more than 25 percent of the region's wine is made and sold under DOC/DOCG titles.