Oseleta is an indigenous Veronese grape variety. The earliest available records of Oseleta date back to the late 19th to early 20th century. These references exalted the variety’s analytical characteristics (and especially its polyphenolic content) but advised against its use because of its low yields. It is to be found sparsely planted around the historic vineyards of the Valpolicella area, and it is only in the last 15 years that there have been vineyards dedicated to Oseleta. At present there is probably a total area of 10-12 hectares (25-30 acres) of Oseleta being cultivated in the whole of the Valpolicella zone, but it is used as a blending grape. Our motivation to make a 100% Oseleta was to express this varietal’s characteristics and full potential of an indigenous grape that is dif erent from (yet in no way inferior to, if not in terms of its yield) other, better-known varieties. Moreover, Oseleta forms an integral part of our historic viticultural heritage, and this is very much in line with our declared aim of being constantly innovative whilst respecting and celebrating our historical traditions. It produces wine that is undoubtedly long-lived.