Soave Vintage Edition

Bertani

APPELLATION

Veneto

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Garganega

WINEMAKERS

Giovan Battista Bertani
Gaetano Battista Bertani

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.26
Alcohol
12.5%

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Vinous
JUNE 30, 2017
BACKGROUND

Bertani’s impact on Veneto wine making, particularly in Amarone production, is so considerable that ‘Bertani’ and ‘Amarone’ are nearly synonymous. Their 150+ year history is dotted with groundbreaking initiatives and royal accreditation. While respectful of their past, Bertani strives towards innovation, using progressive techniques and equipment allied with extensive experience and a deeply felt respect for tradition to provide wines of uncompromising quality.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

The grapes for the Soave Vintage come from vineyards in the Soave hills. The very complex soils are of calcareous origin with a clay-loam texture.

The Garganega grapes are Pergola-Veronese trained, with a planting density of 3000 plants/ha and are on average 40 years old.

WINEMAKING

There are two harvests: the first takes place in the 3rd week of September where 40% of the grapes are crushed and traditionally fermentated off the skins at 58°F. The second harvest occures later in October. The carefully selectedgrapes are crushed and fermented on the skins at a temperature of 68°C, for 15 days.

AGING

Ageing takes place on the lees in concrete vats covered with glass bricks. This allows a slow and gradual ageing, thanks to the constant conditions of temperature and micro-oxygenation of this historic container.

TASTING NOTES

Intense notes of white flowers and gooseberry bring to mind something original. It continues with notes of peach and apricot, suggesting its complexity and surprising personality. On the palate the acidity is vibrant, softened by intense notes of gooseberry, peach and apricot, all accompanied by a richness of taste that makes the aftertaste long and lingering. A white with a great personality and complexity, it goes well with flavoursome white meats and intensely-flavoured fish dishes such as creamed salted codfish.

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