Garganega is the white grape par excellence in Verona area. It appears in denominations of the highest spread; it has a very ancient history and has crossed happy phases as well as period of less interest. Actually, this is a grape variety with an enormous potential. The cultivation of Garganega in Monte del Fra’ is in the vineyard Oliosi, whose vines have an average age of sixty years. This is a place breathing already the atmosphere of Lugana DOC and where vineyards are cultivated with the Pergola training system. These apparent contradictions are the ideal conditions to set a challenge: to aim in the best vintages at a wine with a structure, rich thanks to an over ripening in the vineyard, rich only in its heritage as it is processed only in stainless steel tanks. This is not a wine suitable for aperitifs, rather a red wine “disguised as a white” expressing ripeness. It has become a “citizen of the world” exported in 56 Countries around the world.




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Grape varieties
100% Garganega.

Location and characteristics of the vineyard
The Colombara vineyard is over 30 years old and is entirely terraced. It is situated in Oliosi, a small hamlet inf the commune of Castelnuovo del Garda, south-east of Lake Garda.

Average altitude
150-200 metres above sea level A hill of glacial origin with limestone, clay, gravelly and sandy soils.

Training system and plant density
The Pergola training system was maintained due to the age of the vineyard, with a very low yield of around 2 kg per vine.

At the moment of perfect ripening (normally in the first ten days of October), golden grapes are cut. Following this operation, the bunches are left hanging on the pergola, but they are detached from the vine and so the sap no longer reaches them. The berries lose their firmness, but continue to benefit from the ventilation and light and from the differences beween the autumnal day- and night-time temperatures, which help concentrate the sugars and the grapes’ aromatic components. Two to three weeks after the cutting of the shoots, the grapes are picked by hand.

The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed, then immediately cooled in order to undergo a brief cold maceration on the skins. The must is then left to settle so as to eliminate any substantial matter in suspension, prior to temperature-controlled fermentation. After bottling the wine remains in bottle for at least 10 months before being released for sale.

Organoleptic description
A full-bodied, well-structured and mouth-filling dry white wine.

very lively and bright golden yellow with brilliant pale yellow notes.

Rich, rounded notes of ripe apricots are accompanied by refined hints of camomile flowers and of hawthorn blossoms.

Well-balanced and harmonious; the savoury, concentrated fruit comes immediately to the fore thanks to its  impressive structure.


Serving temperature
10 °C

Serving suggestions
Excellent with meats, even when glazed or marinated. Perfect with foie gras.

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