Appellation: Riviera del Garda Classico Valtènesi DOC
Vintage: 2021
Vinification: Stainless steel.
Alcohol: 13,5 %

GRAPES BLEND

85% Groppello, 15% Rebo

AGE OF THE VINEYARD

About 50 years grapevine

COMPOSITION OF THE SOIL

The geological composition of the soil is rich in calcareous clay and carbonate organic matter.

EXPOSURE

North- east/south – west

GEOGRAPHICAL PRODUCTION AREA

The vineyard is located in Località Seselle in Moniga del Garda. These almost 50 years old grapevines represent the most important wine heritage for our family.

BRANCHING

Guyot trellis-training, Simonit pruning method. From 5 to 8 buds for each rod.

AVERAGE YIELD

80 qli/Ha

POTENTIAL AGEING

15 years

SEASON 2021

A cool spring with little rainfall, preceded by a mild winter, led to early and vigorous sprouting. The abundant rainfall in July restored the vegetative development of the plant, avoiding an unfavorable early harvest. Long periods, with high day/night temperature swings, favored a perfect phenolic ripening of the grapes, predicting one of the best vintages in terms of aromatic freshness and minerality. This climate during the harvest proved to be particularly favourable.

HARVEST

3rd OCTOBER

VINIFICATION

The Seselle wine follows the typical red wine fermentation with the separate vinification of the two grapes. Once in the winary, after pressing and destemming, the grapes ferment directly in the tank, at a controlled temperature with selected yeasts and maceration on their skins. During the 15 days of alcoholic fermentation constant pumping over and punching down are carried out to keep the pomace cap submerged. At the end of this process, the racking and the separation between “vino fiore” and pressed wine takes place. The malolactic fermentation then begins, which transforms the malic acid into lactic acid, giving the wine greater softness. A precise blend is then necessary to balance the part of “vino fiore” with the pressed wine, with the aim of balancing its structure with the right amount of tannins. After about six months, the two wines are blended in stainless steel tanks. After a short rest, the blend concludes its refinement with 6 months in the bottle.

SENSORY ANALYSIS

Deep ruby ​​red color with garnet highlight. The scent ranges between the toasting of the different woods: vanilla, cocoa and a light balsamic note on the finish. On the palate it is a wine of rare balance, fine, elegant and persistent which refers to the fruity and spicy aromas perceived in the olfactory phase.

FOOD PAIRINGS

It perfectly accompanies red meat dishes and the typical “spiedo alla bresciana”. Also recommended with aged and soft cheeses such as gorgonzola, taleggio and stracchino.