Empson USA Adds Dal Cero Estate and Tenuta Montecchiesi Wines to the Portfolio

The new labels will enrich the prestigious importer selection, amplifying its Tuscan and Veneto representation and strengthening its relationship with the Dal Cero Family.

Alexandria, VA, July 17, 2023 – Leading wine importer Empson USA announces its latest inclusion of Dal Cero and Tenuta Montecchiesi wines in the portfolio. The importer now represents all three estates of the Dal Cero Family: Dal Cero Estate in Valpolicella (Veneto), Corte Giacobbe in Soave (Veneto) and Tenuta Montecchiesi in Cortona (Tuscany). These recent additions are continuing an expansion project that saw in past months the acquisition of a stake in Jankara Winery and the inclusion of PoggioargentierA in the importer’s portfolio.

The winemaking tradition of the Dal Cero Family was started by Augusto Dal Cero in Valpolicella, Veneto, in 1934, with a vision guided by quality, sustainability and respect for the local values. The vineyard is located on a natural terrace made of limestone and volcanic soils, which add a distinguished mineral kick to the wines. Flagship labels of the estate are Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, Valpolicella DOC and Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC.

After the passing of Augusto, the two sons Dario and Giuseppe took over the Valpolicella estate. However in 1980, enchanted by the Tuscan enological tradition, they decided to purchase a second estate in Cortona, Tenuta Montecchiesi

Located near Lake Trasimeno at 853-1,148 feet above sea level, the 272-acre vineyard offers ideal growing conditions also for grape varieties other than Sangiovese. Defined by a moderate Mediterranean climate mitigated by the lake’s presence, the vineyard experiences hot summer days and mild winters, with high diurnal range and constant breezes that further enhance the wines’ profile. Dario and Giuseppe ambitiously identified in Syrah the grape variety with the highest quality potential, but both Vermentino and Chardonnay have proven to also thrive in these conditions as well, as shown in ‘Miralý’ Rosé Toscana IGT and Vermentino Chardonnay Toscana IGT.

Today, the Family wineries are run by the third generation, with Francesca, as the Marketing and Export Manager; Nico, Domestic Sales and Vineyard Manager; and Davide, Enologist and Cellar Manager.

“We have been collaborating with Empson with our Soave wines for some years now and recently we have expanded our collaboration together and our relationship has become even tighter.” commented Dal Cero Marketing and Export Manager Francesca Dal Cero. “We are very happy to be represented with all of our wines as Dal Cero is not only Corte Giacobbe Soave but also Dal Cero in Valpolicella and Tenuta Montecchiesi situated in Cortona, Tuscany. I am confident that Empson will be a great partner and will successfully transmit our values and principles in the market.”

Empson USA CEO Tara Empson added “We are very proud to work with the Dal Cero family. Our partnership has expanded from Soave to now include all their top estates, ranging from Valpolicella all the way into Tuscany. We look forward to working even closer together and honoring our respective families.”

Dal Cero Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, Dal Cero Valpolicella DOC, Dal Cero Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC, Tenuta Montecchiesi ‘Miralý’ Rosé Toscana IGT and Tenuta Montecchiesi Vermentino Chardonnay Toscana IGT are now available nationwide via Empson USA.

For further information about the Empson portfolio visit www.empsonusa.com 

About Empson USA

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Family owned since its foundation in 1991, Empson USA is an enterprising fine wine importer with a dynamic portfolio of distinctive estates from Italy, Spain, Chile, New Zealand, and the USA. Our mission is to discover and represent carefully selected top-tier brands worldwide, and to share the “Art of Fine Wine” with our customers and partners in the US market.

Arillo in Terrabianca, Bellini, Bortoluzzi, Boscarelli, Bucci, Canella, Carpineta Fontalpino, Cignale, Citrange, Corte Giacobbe, Costanti, Dal Cero in Valpolicella, Falernia, Fantini, Ferghettina, Feuduccio, Franz Haas, Fuligni, Gaudio Bricco Mondalino, Hauner, Heimark Vineyard, Ischia Sapori, Jankara, Lagaria, Le Casematte, Mac and Billy Cellars, Main Divide, Marcarini, Marchesi Pancrazi, Matane, McPrice Myers, Mimosa, Molo 8, Monte Antico, Musita, Oregon Territory, Paul O’Brien, Pegasus Bay, Pietradolce, Poderi Einaudi, PoggioargentierA, Reversanti, Romano Levi, Santadi, Seven Terraces, Shardana, Supremus, Tenuta Montecchiesi, Torres (Sangre de Toro, Viña Esmeralda, Viña Sol, and Ohla!), Toscolo, Vigneti del Vulture, Vigneti Zabù, Wild Sardinia

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