The poetry of Dante flows through it

Direct descendants of the Italian poet farm the family estate to this day, making one of the best Amarone wines in Veneto

19th March, 2017
Amarone is one of the most technically complex, time-consuming and expensive wines to make

In 1353, Pietro Alighieri, son of Dante Alighieri, better known as Dante (author of The Divine Comedy, poet and father of Italian literature) purchased a substantial estate. Its location? Veneto, in the Venetian hinterlands, where his father had spent his time in exile from Florence.

This exact estate today is still farmed as a wine estate by direct descendants of the poet Dante, currently, Count Pieralvise di Serego Alighieri and his family. They make one of...

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