ESTABLISHED: 2003 (family growers since 1900s)
REGION: ITALY • Veneto • Soave
APPELLATION: Soave Colli Scaligeri DOC
BLEND: 100% Garganega
VINEYARDS: The ‘Castelcerino’ vineyard faces southeast and sits at some 960 to 1,300 feet above sea level, the highest Soave vineyard land in the appellation. Vines are trained in pergola, in two separate parcels. Soils are predominantly basalt, a volcanic stone.
AGE OF VINES: 40 to 70 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Pressed gently; fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel 100L tanks via a “pied de cuve” (indigenous yeasts). Extended lees contact, with some lees stirring in the winter months. Malolactic conversion allowed. Cold settling; unfiltered.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of lemon peel, green pear, almonds, bees wax, anise. Grows complexity and intensity with air. Medium-bodied; grapefruit, lemon curd, red apples, brown spices.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Rich shellfish; coconut-based mild curries