DENOMINATION: Soave Classico DOC
GRAPE VARIETY: Garganega 85 % Trebbiano di Soave 15%
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Hillside vineyard in the Soave Classico zone
VINEYARD CHARACTERISTICS: Volcanic soils, situated at 100-300 m above sea level, facing west
TRAINING: Guyot trained with 5200 vines per hectare. and "pergola veronese" whit 3000 vines per hectare
DEFENCE METHOD: Production all organic certificated
BUDS PER VINE: 8-10 buds per vine
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES: 6-60 years depending on the vineyard
YIELDS: 80-90 hl per hectare (2.5 kg per vine)
HARVESTING: Hand-picked starting from mid-September for the Trebbiano di Soave and from October for the Garganega
VINIFICATION TECHNIQUES: The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed with the free run juice fermented separately between 14-18°C in glass-lined cement tanks.
AGEING: The wine remains in glass-lined cement tanks on the fine lees for a period which varies according to the vintage. In the spring following the harvest the wine is bottled and then released after at least a further month in bottle.
ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES: Color: Brilliant straw yellow colour with greenish hints. Perfume: The delicate nose is reminiscent of almond blossoms and marzipan. Tasting notes: Good depth of fruit on the palate, nicely balanced by a zingy acidity that enhances its long length.
Alcoholic content: 12º Total acidity: 5.5 ‰
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: It makes an excellent partner for soups, starters, especially vegetable based such as asparagus, peas, courgette, egg-based dishes or seafood and fresh water fish dishes. It is an excellent aperitif, especially when served with simple canapés. Serve at 12°C