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Producer: Ca'RugateGrape Varieties: Garganega 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 6 yearsWine Style: Rich sweet whiteAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italy
Bright golden in colour. Intensely perfumed with floral notes and hints of sultanas, dried figs, nuts and spices. Richly sweet and lingering in the mouth. At its best after at least one year in bottle
The family business has been handed down through the generations of the Tessari family since the early 1900's. The estate was renamed Ca'Rugate in 1986, taking its name from the volcanic hills where the vineyards are located. Now run by the fourth generation, Michele has brought with him a lively, passionate and entrepreneurial spirit. Considerable expansion has taken place in recent years with investment in a new technologically advanced cellar and expansion into the Valpolicella area with the purchase of vineyards in the hilly zone of Montecchia di Crosara. Ca'Rugate has been awarded the prestigious 'Tre Bicchieri' award rating from Gambero Rosso multiple times, making it one of the most awarded producers in the competition and has been hailed by the New York Times as one of the "Top Five producers of high end Soave".
The soil is volcanic and rich in minerals. Only the best grapes are carefully selected from Ca' Rugate's vineyards in Brognoligo di Monteforte d'Alpone.
The grapes were allowed to dry gently in well-ventilated rooms for approximately six to seven months, concentrating their flavours and sweetness. In the spring the dried grapes were pressed and fermented in barrels with natural yeast then allowed to mature in wood for 10 to 12 months.
Perfect on its own, or at the end of a meal. A lovely partner with cakes and pastries, or blue veined cheeses.
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