This wine, when vinified by a master winemaker, is an excellent expression of the Garganega grape variety. The grapes are grown according to the principles of organic agriculture and the harvest is manual, two relatively rare factors in the Soave Classico DOC. For these reasons, the estate stands out from the other wineries with this lively and elegant wine that has a perfect balance of minerality, acidity and richness of the fruit. It perfectly represents the potential of this variety, as well as the Gini family's expertise. A remarkable wine that will satisfy the most demanding palate and undoubtedly one of the best valued wines from Italy.
A brilliant yellow straw colour with greenish reflections. The nose denotes fine peach aromas, as well as fresh pineapple and white flowers. The palate is round and mineral on almonds and flowers, supported by a lively acidity and an exemplary precision for a wine made without sulphites.
This harmonious and fragrant wine would be the ideal companion for pasta, fish or poultry.
Volcanic rocks and limestone
The grapes come from several of the estate's vineyard parcels. The wine represents the harmony of the Classico terroir. Certified organic viticulture. A third of the vines are centenarians, having withstood the ravages of phylloxera
Manual harvest. Light pressing and spontaneous fermentation at low temperature without added sulphites. Aged for six months in stainless steel tanks
69th ranking in Top 100 Wine Spectator 2017 - Vintage 2016
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.
Geographically the province of Verona occupies a privileged place in north-eastern Italy. This sub-region stretches along the Veronese prealps and the Lessini mountains that form a barrier against the cold winds of the North. Furthermore, the proximity of Lake Garda helps moderate the climate, prolonging the grapes’ ripening period and tempering summer heatwaves. It also protects the vines in winter by warming the cold air masses The area’s volcanic soil is very fertile and yield control is a key element in the elabration of quality wines. The top two wines produced in Verona are Soave and Valpolicella.
Because vineyards in Valpolicella Classico are at a slightly higher elevation than those of the generic Valpolicella appellation they produce a much more intense and elegant type of Corvina, the varietal most commonly grown in these areas. The most potent Valpolicellas are the Recioto (sweet wine) and Amarone (dry wine) made from attic dried grapes with concentrated aromas. This Ripasso practice is also used in the production of Valpolicella Superiore. For this style of wine, the Valpolicella must is fermented together, or subsequently, with the dried grapes previously used for making Amarone.
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