Cantina di Negrar Soave Classico
The name of this famous wine comes from Svevi or Suavi, one of the peoples who attempted to conquer Italy in the Middle Ages. Some believe that the name Soave was given to the city by the divine poet Dante for the quality of its wine.
THE VINEYARD Located in the heart of the Soave area at an altitude between 100 and 250 metres above sea level with southwest exposure. Soil type: mainly limestone, sometimes clayey. Grassing of the vineyard. Training system: Veronese pergola. Age of producing vines: from 15 to 20 years. Load of buds per vinestock: 22. Planting density: 2,500/3,500 vines per hectare. Yield per hectare: 100 hl
Colour: straw-yellow. Bouquet: floral, intense and delicate. Taste: medium-bodied dry, slightly bitter, with typical notes of dried fruit.
PRODUCTION Harvest: September, exclusively hand-picked. Crushing with de-stemming of the grapes and immediate separation of the skins through soft pressing. Fermentation without skins at a controlled temperature of 14-16 °C, then steel. Stabilisation: protein and tartaric
FOOD PAIRINGS Appetisers and fish dishes; excellent as an aperitif
GRAPES : 80% Garganega 15% Trebbiano 5% Chardonnay