Legend has it that the name “Salvarenza” relates to a young female named Renza who, threa- tened by bandits, was saved by a noble knight in the area where the variety for this great Cru is produced. The vineyards are over 100 years old and the wine suitable for prolonged ageing.
Bright greenish golden yellow, the nose is complex and profound. Mineral, rich in sweet and enveloping fruity notes, yellow owers and tropical fruit. Fat in the mouth, sapid, mineral, int and cloves. Ripe pear, yellow peach. Dense, round and intense, the finish is distinct and persistent.
Flavourful pasta and rice dishes, fish, white meat and poultry dishes, cheese.
Limestone veins with thin tuff layers with South-East exposure and 150 meters above sea-level.
5 hectares in Pergoletta Veronese and organic certified. About a third of the vines are “ungrafted”, that is, not grafted on American vines since they survived the Phylloxera that destroyed most of the vineyards in Europe between the late 19th and early 20th century. The yield per hectare is approximately 40hl/ha.
The grapes are hand picked and placed in wooden boxes. Soft pressing and brief contact of the must with the skins. Immediate cooling of the must. Fermentation is wholly in wood – big barrels and French oak casks (aged 3 years minimum). No sulphites are added during the vinification process. The wine matures for 12 months in oak barrels of 228 Lt capacity and in big barrels, on its lees and bottle age for at least 6 months at optimal temperature and humidity in our cellar carved in the rock.
Contrada Salvarenza - Vecchie Vigne 2013, 90pts, Wine Enthusiast
Contrada Salvarenza - Vecchie Vigne 2012, 92pts, Wine Enthusiast
Contrada Salvarenza – Vecchie Vigne 2012, 90pts, Wine Spectator
Contrada Salvarenza – Vecchie Vigne 2011, 90pts, Wine Spectator
Contrada Salvarenza – Vecchie Vigne 2012, 92pts+ Robert Parker
Contrada Salvarenza – Vecchie Vigne 2013 , 90pts James Suckling
Contrada Salvarenza – Vecchie Vigne 2013, 91pts, Gilbert & Gaillard
Contrada Salvarenza – Vecchie Vigne 2012, Recognition "Wine of excellence" (maximum score), “L'Espresso”
Contrada Salvarenza – Vecchie Vigne 2012, “3 stars”, Guida Veronelli
The Gini family has been growing grapes in the Monteforte region, in the heart of the Soave appellation, since the 17th century. It is one of the oldest winemaker families in the region and without a doubt a leader in organic viticulture. The family made its first wine without sulphur in 1985, thus revolutionizing winemaking. The eschewal of sulphur helps to develop pure wines, accurate, that truly reflect the Soave area terroir. At this estate a respect for nature, for the terroir and the characteristics of each vintage are paramount. For the Gini family, now run by brothers Sandro and Claudio, producing quality wines with minimal vineyard intervention and winery manipulation is a family tradition whose brothers.
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