Azienda Agricola Pratello is located in the hills adjacent to the Garda Lake on the Brescia side.  It covers an area of 140 hectares of which 66 hectares are vineyards.  Because the area is very hilly part of the holding is reserved for natural forest and the remaining hectares are cultivated with great respect for the environment with cereals.  The experience of Vincenzo Bertola and the tradition of Dante Bertola mixed together with the expertise of the agronomist Paolo Di Francesco.  Each area has been carefully studied by our agronomist Paolo Di Francesco.  He has made a structural analysis of the soil, the sun exposure and the microclimate in order to determine what are the best grapes to grow here.  The soil is moraine which is a stony and very loose soil type with some clay, ideal for the cultivation of the vines but with a very low profit per hectare but with great quality.  The fabulous climate of the Garda Lake is working as a thermal accumulator creating a microclimate that is very important for the maturation of the grapes.  All red grapes are grown in a valley around 180 m. above sea level and the white grapes on a gentle hill facing south and around 250 m. above sea level.