The vineyards are located between 100-300 metres above sea level in the hills of the Alpone valley, in the commune of Monteforte d'Alpone in eastern Soave. The fruit for this wine is grown in selected old vineyards with excellent south-east exposure, where growers have reduced their yields considerably to produce excellent quality fruit. The soil is made of marl and limestone so the vines are put under stress and produce superior quality fruit. The vines are 20-30 years old on average and are trained using both the traditional Pergola Veronese and Guyot systems.
The 2020 vintage started with a cool and wet spring, which allowed a good flowering. Summer was relatively mild and dry. There were two cases of hail at the beginning of harvest but luckily, most of the vines were unaffected. This led to an early harvest of the white grapes, which were at a perfect ripeness, with a great colour. The production was average in terms of quantity.
The grapes were hand harvested and gently pressed in a pneumatic press, before being immediately cooled to preserve the fresh fruit aromas. Fermentation took place in 1200HL stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 18°C, avoiding any skin contact. the wine was then aged in 1200HL stainless steel tanks before bottling.
This wine has aromas of ripe peach and pear with hints of flint. On the palate, it is rich and well-balanced, with a refreshing finish.