Vineyard location: the province of Verona
Soil: hilly soil of morainic and volcanic origin on red and basaltic sediments
Vine yield per hectare: 80 ql./ha
Grape varieties: Garganega 60%, Chardonnay 40%
Grape harvest: hand selection of the grape bunches that have reached optimum ripeness. The grapes are collected in small crates and left to raisin for 3-4 months with part of the bunches affected by noble rot
Vinification techniques: soft crushing of the grapes to extract only the first-pressing must followed by a slow barrique fermentation
Ageing: in French oak barriques for 12-16 months followed by a short stay in stainless steel vats
Wine analysis: Alcohol content 13.5% vol., Residual sugar 100 g/l, Dry extract 27 g/l, Total acidity 5.80 g/l, pH 3.50
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Tasting Notes

Colour: golden yellow
Bouquet: pervasive and etheric, with notes of orange blossom and vanilla
Palate: sweet, harmonic, warm and lingering
Serving suggestions: wine to be best enjoyed within 3-4 years from bottling, served at a temperature of 14-15 C°

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Awards

2014 Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronzo