Colombara Veronese Garganega IGT

Colombara Veronese Garganega IGT

INDICAZIONE GEOGRAFICA TIPICA

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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Description

Grape variety:
Garganega

Location and characteristics of the vineyard:
The Colombara vineyard is a vineyard of deep character. Entirely terraced, it is located in Oliosi, a small hamlet in the municipality of Castelnuovo del Garda located southeast of Lake Garda.

Average altitude and composition:
The hill is located at 100/200 m a.s.l., of morainic origin with limestone and clayey soil.

Training system:
Pergola

Harvest:
At the moment of complete ripening of the grapes (normally in the first ten days of October), the over-ripening branch is cut off. After waiting about two weeks, the manual harvest is carried out.

Vinification:
The grapes are crushed, de-stemmed, and immediately cooled for a short cold maceration with the skins. This is followed by static decanting of the must and fermentation at controlled temperature. After bottling, the wine is aged in the bottle for at least 10 months before being offered for sale.

Organoleptic description:
Deep gold. Medium intensity with aromas of peach, apricot, chamomile, licorice, vanilla. It adds wet stones, ginger and honey. Dry with medium acidity, medium alcohol, medium body and pronounced flavor intensity. Floral, spices, stone fruit, a gentle vanilla touch with a long finish. Drink now and it has potential for more then 5 years. Amazing.

Vol.:
13%

Pairing:
Excellent with oven-cooked, glazed and marinated white meats. Delicious with medium-aged blue cheeses. It will surprise you with foie gras and truffle. Also extremely charming when enjoyed by itself.

Serving temperature:
12 °C -14 °C   (53°F – 57°F).

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